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Pr. George’s lawmakers to defend state-funded county projects as Hogan takes over

December 16 at 10:08 PM
Prince George’s County lawmakers said they are preparing to defend state investments in major county projects given looming budget cuts and a governor-elect who campaigned against raising taxes.

Del. Jay Walker (D), chairman of the House delegation, will help lead the effort to convince Gov.-elect Larry Hogan (R) that funds for a new regional hospital, a bid for a new FBI headquarters, school construction and building the Purple Line are beneficial not just to Prince George’s but also to the state.

“Our funding is the absolute critical issue for this year,” said Sen. Douglas J.J. Peters (D), the Senate delegation’s chairman. “We have been telling people we need to play defense and protect what we have accomplished.”

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