Moore’s $63B Budget Release Begins New Governor’s Focus on Equity

By Michael Charles, Capital News Service

Gov. Wes Moore highlighted significant investments in education, transportation, economic development, public safety and health in releasing his administration’s first budget on Friday.

“This is the most ambitious budget that you will see for a first year of an administration in recent history. But I think in this budget, we also show that you can be bold without being reckless,” said Moore. “This budget that you will see is not only a summation of our values, it’s strategic. It prepares us to weather the downside risk in the larger economy. But it also makes long-needed investments to position us for long-term growth.”