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Hogan plan would cut budgets for years to come
Hogan plan would cut budgets for years to come

Beyond spending cuts for next year, Gov. Larry Hogan is asking the General Assembly for an array of permanent, long-term budget reductions — for public schools, private colleges, libraries and economic development aid for farmers. The sweeping proposal, which would reshape Maryland's budgets for years to come, was presented to the General Assembly Monday. It comes after Hogan's release last week of an austerity budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Among the proposed changes: • Hogan wants to hold per-pupil education spending flat next year, then put tighter limits on its growth for the next five years. State aid to local school systems accounts for almost...

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