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Accountability Budget: Governor Hogan’s FY2021 Blueprint, By The Numbers

“Our FY 2021 budget reflects the most urgent priorities of Marylanders—crime, education, transportation, and the environment⁠—while keeping the commitment I first made five years ago to bring fiscal restraint to Annapolis and to hold the line on unaffordable spending.” -Governor Hogan

Violent Crime

$74.5 million The governor’s budget provides $74.5 million to fund police aid to local governments. 
$38.7 million The governor’s budget provides $38.7 million for local law enforcement grants.
$9.1 million Since taking office, Governor Hogan has invested nearly $44 million in the State Police fleet, including $9.1 million for the replacement of new police vehicles and equipment in FY 2021. 
$6.9 million In the second year of the governor’s Baltimore City Crime Prevention Initiative, the FY 2021 budget includes $6.9 million for grants that support crime prevention, prosecution, and witness protection. 
$2.7 million The governor’s budget includes $2.7 million for the Baltimore Regional Intelligence Center.
$2.6 million The governor’s budget provides nearly $2.6 million for 25 new prosecutors and support staff for the Attorney General to prosecute violent crime.
$272 million The governor’s budget nearly $272 million for community and residential operations to provide direct care services to youth under the Department of Juvenile Services’ supervision.

Education

$7.3 billion The governor’s budget funds K-12 education at record levels for the sixth consecutive year—including nearly $7.3 billion in FY21.
$7.5 million The governor’s budget provides $7.5 million more in education funding for Baltimore City than the legislature’s funding formula requires. The governor’s budget ensures that every jurisdiction receives more education funding than in the prior year. 
65.7% Under the governor’s budget, Baltimore City will receive $13,515 in per pupil aid, nearly 66 percent more than the average statewide.
$350 million The governor’s budget includes more than $350 million for initiatives consistent with Kirwan Commission recommendations.
$733 million The governor’s capital budget includes record funding for school construction—a total of $733 million—as part of a $3.9 billion initiative.
$402 million The governor’s capital budget provides $402 million for higher education projects.
75% More than three-quarters of the governor’s entire capital budget goes toward education projects.
$94 million The governor’s budget includes nearly $94 million to support the expansion of pre-kindergarten. 
2,179% Under the Hogan administration, state funding to expand access to pre-kindergarten education has grown by more than 2,000 percent.
$1.1 million The governor’s budget includes an additional $1.1 million to provide low-income students in Maryland access to AP tests free of charge. 
$18.2 million The governor’s budget includes record funding for community colleges. Cade funding in FY21 for community colleges increases by $18.2 million, or 7.3 percent.
50% Under the Hogan administration, funding per student at community colleges has grown by 50 percent.
2% The governor’s budget again caps in-state resident tuition growth at 2 percent at the University System of Maryland, Morgan State University, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Howard Street Tunnel

$80.3 million This budget will commit $80.3 million in FY2021 to the critical Howard Street Tunnel project that will bring thousands of jobs to the Baltimore region and increase production at the Port of Baltimore. 
7,290 According to economic impact studies, the project will create 7,290 permanent Maryland jobs in the transportation sector, which are in turn linked to over 60,000 jobs that are supported among port users in the Baltimore region.
6,550 The construction phase of the Howard Street Tunnel project would generate a total of 6,550 person-year jobs during the five-year construction period, with $392 million in employee compensation. 
$1.1 billion As a result of the project, the new container activity at the marine terminal would generate more than $1.1 billion in personal and business revenues in Maryland annually.

Skilled Environmental Stewardship and Conservation

$57.2 million The governor’s budget allocates record funding of $57.2 million to the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund. This is the fifth year in a row that the Hogan administration has fully funded Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts.
$21.4 million The Trust Fund allocation includes record funding of $21.4 million for agricultural conservation practices and technical assistance.The enhancement includes an increase of $1 million targeted for manure transport to help Maryland farmers implement the Phosphorus Management Tool program.
$280 million The governor’s capital budget includes more than $280 million for projects to protect the Chesapeake Bay and the quality of water for Marylanders statewide.
$250.5 million For the third year in a row, the governor’s budget continues his commitment to fully fund transfer tax programs – including Program Open Space and land preservation programs. Programs funded by the transfer tax in FY 2021 receive $250.5 million.

Fiscal Accountability

6 For the sixth consecutive year, the Governor’s budget is structurally balanced.
1.0% The Governor’s budget limits spending growth to 1.0 percent without raising taxes, cutting services, or raiding dedicated special funds.
$242 million The Governor’s budget exceeds the legislature’s guidelines by leaving a Rainy Day fund balance of 6.25 percent of revenues, $242 million more than the statutory requirement.
$1.3 billion When combining the FY2021 ending fund balance and the funds available in the Rainy Day Fund, the State has more than $1.3 billion in reserves.
83% Mandated spending now consumes 83 percent of the entire state budget, leaving only 17 cents of every tax dollar to work with to keep the budget balanced and rein in unaffordable spending.

 

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