Annapolis, Md. – While other Republican governors across the country are standing up for their respective states, Governor Larry Hogan has failed to stand up to Trump’s budget cuts which will cut 200,000 civilian federal jobs, many held by Marylanders.
Independent economic analyses have concluded that Trump’s proposed budget cuts will slow down Maryland’s economy and slash jobs in a federal workforce that has been steadily declining and is at a historic low.
“Governor Larry Hogan is out of excuses. Other Republican governors across the country are standing up to Trump’s agenda that is bad for their respective states, and yet Hogan won’t lead or stand up even when Maryland jobs are threatened,” said Maryland Democratic Party spokesperson Bryan Lesswing. “It’s alarming that Hogan is putting his ‘close friendship’ with Mike Pence over Maryland jobs that are on the line.”
Additional reports outline how Trump’s proposed budget cuts will lead to other disastrous outcomes for Marylanders:
- Higher unemployment
- Plummeting wages and home prices
- Weakened state revenue
- Gutted Chesapeake Bay restoration
- No Purple Line
- Scaled-back employers, like the National Institute of Health
To further underscore the point, Massachusetts Republican Governor Charlie Baker yesterday criticized Trump’s proposal to cut spending on the National Institute of Health.