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O'Malley to Bring up to $400M in Cuts to Board

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- Gov. Martin O'Malley says he plans to bring up to $400 million in state budget cuts to the Maryland Board of Public Works.

O'Malley said in an interview Tuesday he has a meeting scheduled later in the afternoon to discuss the cuts with two other board members. He says he plans to bring between $350 million and $400 million to Wednesday's board meeting.

The cuts will be proposed in response to projected state revenues being revised downward.

The Board of Public Works, which consists of O'Malley, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy Kopp, can vote to cut the state budget without approval from the Legislature. It takes a 2-1 vote.

O'Malley cited the impact of federal cuts affecting federal employees who live in Maryland for hurting revenue projections.

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