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Prince George’s legislators press ahead on regional hospital despite funding doubt

— Prince George’s County officials are moving ahead with their long-planned, $650 million hospital project in Largo, even though they do not know whether incoming Gov. Larry Hogan will uphold a state promise to pay nearly a third of the cost.

Hogan (R), who campaigned on a pledge to cut taxes and faces a significant revenue shortfall, has said he can’t guarantee the $200 million promised to the project by his predecessor, outgoing Gov. Martin O’Malley (D).

But County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and the County Council are continuing to take steps to advance the project. That effort includes negotiating a potential buyout of the lease of a hugely popular Gold’s Gym in the portion of the Boulevard at Capital Centre development that would be vacated to make way for the hospital.

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