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Hogan names ex-GOP Senate leader as budget chief

Hogan names ex-GOP Senate leader as budget chief

Gov.-elect Larry Hogan named a veteran Republican lawmaker to the vital position of budget chief Thursday and promised to lay out his entire budget plan the day after he takes office Wednesday.

Thatmeans he will unveil his expected program of budget reduction and tax cuts a day before the scheduled introduction of the state budget bill next Friday. The stateis facing a $750 million revenue shortfall in next year's budget.

Hoganannounced the appointment of former Senate Minority Leader David R. Brinkley, long recognized as a leading Republican specialist on fiscal matters, to head the Department of Budget and Management. The person who fills that role typically takes on the job...