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Trump administration proposed cuts to Chesapeake Bay funding by 91 percent

Posted: 6:05 PM, Feb 10, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-10 18:05:29-05
Chesapeake Bay improving but challenges remain

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — President Donald Trump's administration proposed cutting funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program by 91 percent to $7.3 million.

Governor Larry Hogan issued a statement on Monday, saying in part:

“As chairman of the six-state regional commission, the Chesapeake Executive Council, I will again lead a bipartisan effort to restore this funding. While the Trump administration continues to turn its back on the Bay, we will keep fighting to protect one of our most precious natural assets.”

Each of the last two years, Governor Hogan has led a push to protect federal funding for Chesapeake Bay restoration.

In his FY21 budget, Governor Hogan fully funds Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts, including record funding for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund.