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Maryland details how each state agency will cut spending by 2 percent

Maryland plans to rely heavily on public-employee layoffs and other payroll reductions to trim state spending by 2 percent next year, according to plans released last week.

State Budget and Management Secretary David R. Brink­ley outlined the cuts in a letter to legislative leaders, saying the state will eliminate 274 positions as part of a blueprint for saving $118 million overall.

Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and the General Assembly agreed this year to cut expenditures across state agencies by 2 percent to help deal with an estimated $1.7 billion deficit over the next four years. The specific reductions, most of them developed by the administration, will not require legislative approval.

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