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How Trump’s Budget Could Affect Anne Arundel

From increased military spending to slashed support for the arts, the priorities in President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal are likely to have implications for Anne Arundel County.

Trump released his $1.1 trillion plan for discretionary spending, which accounts for about one-third of the federal budget, on Thursday. A full budget that includes nondiscretionary spending — including entitlements such as Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security —will be released later this spring. The proposal will have to be passed by Congress, which is certain to make its own changes.

State and local officials said they were still sifting through the budget when asked about its potential effects. Amelia Chasse, a spokeswoman for Gov. Larry Hogan, said Hogan would keep an eye on the spending plan.

“If any of these budget proposals ever become law, we will take a serious look at how to address them during our budget process next year,” Chasse said. “The governor will continue fighting and advocating on behalf of all Marylanders.”

Read the full article from the Capital Gazette.

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