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Friday, January 23, 2015

Rushern Baker seems to be admitting that his spending will result in $133 million deficit

From the Capital Gazette, 23 Jan 2015
Hogan budget would cut state worker pay, city school aid
by Michael Dresser & Erin Cox, Baltimore Sun
... Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III expressed relief that an anticipated $30 million for a new hospital in his county was kept in the budget. But he said the $19 million impact of the geographic index cut there would be a blow atop the $114 million revenue shortfall Prince George's faces next year.

"This will exacerbate the problems. There will not be an answer for making up that gap," Baker said. ...
Note that Baker will have three "Budget Listening Sessions" over the next few weeks:

Sessions Schedules & Information

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 7:00 PM
    Oxon Hill High School
    6701 Leyte Drive, Oxon Hill, Maryland

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 7:00 PM
    Prince George’s Community College
    Renne Forum, 301 Largo Road
    Upper Marlboro, Maryland

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 7:00 PM
    Laurel High School
    Spartan Hall, 8000 Cherry Lane
    Laurel, Maryland

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