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2015 Maryland General Assembly: Issues to watch

Staff reporter- Baltimore Business Journal

The 90-day Maryland General Assembly starts Wednesday. Here are some issues to watch:

The budget

Maryland’s budget shortfall could hamstring any priorities Larry Hogan has planned. Legislators have to find $1.2 billion to shore up finances over the next 18 months. That would seem to put the squeeze on any tax cuts or new spending.

Transportation

The behind-the-scenes jostling for transportation cash already seems to be underway. Whether it’s the debate between rural road construction versus city street paving projects or the roads-versus-rails question of whether Hogan will sign off on Baltimore’s Red Line light rail project, transportation funding is set to be a hot issue.

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