By Raquel Guillory, Director of Communications
Yesterday, the Governor unveiled a fiscally responsible budget that continues record cuts while protecting our Triple A bond rating and investing in key priorities like education and job creation.
By using a balanced approach, we’re on the verge of eliminating the $1.7 billion deficit that we inherited in 2007. These graphs show a few of the ways that we’ve been able to cut spending.
At the same time, we’ve been able to do more with less. Even while tightening our belt and making fiscally responsible choices, we have been achieving results:
- Maryland has recovering jobs at the ninth fastest rate of any state in the nation;
- Maryland has the #1 public schools in the country for the fifth year in a row;
- Maryland has done more than any state in the nation in recent years to hold down the cost of college; and
- Maryland has driven down violent crime to the lowest level in more than thirty years.
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