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Md. GOP to outline deeper budget cuts

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland House Republicans will be outlining plans to make deeper spending cuts in the state budget.

Delegate Anthony O’Donnell, the House minority leader, said Monday the GOP will propose a variety of spending reductions beyond the cuts included in Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget.

Last year, House Republicans proposed making hundreds of millions of dollars more in cuts than O’Malley did in his budget proposal, but the GOP’s plan was rejected by the Democratic-controlled House of Delegates.

In last year’s proposal, a big portion of the Republican cuts came from not funding a program that compensates school districts where education costs more. That added up to about $126 million in savings.