Nearly two weeks ago Governor Hogan introduced his budget for FY2016. In it were significant cuts to education, cuts to Medicaid covering low-income pregnant women, reductions in cost of living adjustments for state workers, reduced funding for libraries…the list goes on.
It’s unfair to ask those already struggling to figure out a way to get by with less. Especially when others aren’t paying their fair share. We build a Maryland that works for all of us when everyone pays their fair share.
Last year, the wealthiest 3% of households in Maryland were given a tax cut. Meanwhile, multistate corporations doing business in Maryland continue to be able to shield profits in other states.
Enough is enough. It’s irresponsible to talk about cuts to education, Medicaid and state workers before demanding that everyone pays their fair share.
On Tuesday, February 17th at 7:00 pm, along with partners across the state, we are hosting a telephone teach in and organizing session where we will debrief the budget with state experts and discuss opportunities to advocate policies that prevent the need for cuts and ensure everyone pays their fair share.