Lawmakers pushing for a permanent ban on fracking in Maryland got an unexpected boost last week from Gov. Larry Hogan, who now says he supports a ban because of the environmental risks.
Since taking the oath, President Donald Trump has pushed an agenda aimed at dismantling the “administrative state”- one of his three main goals laid out by chief strategist Steve Bannon. His budget proposal is expected to go even further toward that goal by slashing funding for a number of government agencies and programs. Those cuts are expected to lead to layoffs for many federal workers in our region. Kojo explores what the proposed budget could mean for the local economy and workforce.
WAMU 88.5 is exploring the local impact of the new administration. Learn more about The Trump Effect.
- Donald Kettl Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Policy; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Volcker Alliance and Brookings Institution; @DonKettl
- Jeffrey Neal Senior Vice President, ICF; former chief human capital officer, Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Logistics Agency; @jeffnealhr
- Joe Davidson Columnist, The Washington Post; @JoeDavidsonWP
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