MD Governor Announces Fee Cuts to Save $51 Million
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.