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MD Governor Announces Fee Cuts to Save $51 Million

Governor Larry Hogan (R-Md)
Governor Larry Hogan (R-Md)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced $51 million over the next five years in the reduction or the elimination of state agency fees.

The governor said that the state agencies were asked to carry out a review of their departments and they found 100 fees that could be reduced or eliminated.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports this included a cut in the E-ZPass maintenance fee and elimination of a $725 adoption application fee.

Another 115 animal health diagnostic fees were also cut or eliminated.

The Governor assured Maryland residents that none of these cuts will impact the effectiveness of the state agencies.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.