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Trump’s proposed budget would have mixed impact on Maryland

Defense proposals seen as a boon, but domestic cuts a downside, analysts say

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget could be a boost to Maryland’s sprawling defense industry but negatively affect the state’s economy in other areas, according to analysts. The administration’s so-called “skinny budget,” unveiled in March, seeks to increase national defense spending by $54 billion. Almost any increase would have a ripple effect in Maryland, ...

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