Board of Public Works Approves $63 Million in Budget Cuts

The Board of Public Works met earlier today to approve almost $63 million in budget reductions for the current fiscal year. The original plan proposed by the Administration called for $86.3 million in budget actions, of which $67.2 million were budget reductions. The modified approved plan calls for $79.9 million in budget actions.

Most of the cuts withdrawn from the original proposal, totaling almost $6 million, would have reduced funding to local governments through the disparity grant program. Baltimore City and Prince George’s County are the largest recipients of this program and the funding is typically used for education.

Additional coverage can be found in the Baltimore Sun and The Daily Record.

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