Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan teased highlights of his proposed $47.9 billion budget on Tuesday, one day before he reveals the full proposal.
Hogan, a Republican, described his proposal as an “accountability budget.” He said it “reflects the most important and urgent priorities of Marylanders: crime, education, transportation and the environment.”
There are no proposed tax increases, he said.
The budget, which would cover state government spending from July 1 through June 30, 2021, represents about 1% growth and is balanced, as required by law.
Hogan did not provide full copies of his budget proposal on Tuesday.
Hogan is scheduled to hold a breakfast briefing with legislative leaders Wednesday morning, in advance of the deadline for the governor to submit his budget proposal to state lawmakers.
Full funding for public education, including $355 million for programs recommended by the state’s Kirwan Commission that the governor is required to fund. Those programs include expanded prekindergarten, community school programs and support for low-income students.