ANNAPOLIS, MD (AP) – Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot plans to oppose nearly a third of the budget cuts recently proposed by the governor. Franchot is one of three members of the Maryland Board of Public Works. Spokeswoman Susan O’Brien said he will oppose about $205 million of the $672 million in cuts proposed by Gov. Larry Hogan in response to the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the state budget. Many of the spending reductions Franchot is opposing would impact state employees. Hogan and Treasurer Nancy Kopp also sit on the board. The three are scheduled to discuss the proposed cuts today.

PETER FRANCHOT