Governor Proposing $82-Million In Budget Cuts & Spending Transfers

The proposals will be considered Wed. by the Board of Public Works.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – Gov. Larry Hogan will propose about $82 million in cuts and spending transfers to help address a Maryland budget shortfall.

David Brinkley, Hogan’s budget chief, said Friday the cuts will be brought to the Board of Public Works meeting next week. The governor’s budget office estimates the state is facing a shortfall of up to $250 million this fiscal year.

Brinkley says there will be a $20 million cut to Medicare funding, which will be offset by cigarette restitution funds. Another $18 million will be cut from the University System of Maryland, including the abolition of 60 vacant positions and 41 filled positions.

The proposal also shaves $4 million for the Sellinger Program for independent, nonprofit colleges and another $4 million in disparity grants to local governments.

By The Associated Press