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Advocates Confident of Override on Drug Board Funding

Maryland Matters
By Bruce DePuyt
May 19, 2020

EXCERPT:

Citing strong backing from the Democrats who control the General Assembly, health care advocates expressed confidence on Monday that the legislature will overturn Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s veto of one of their top priorities…

“Nobody opposed the bill,” said DeMarco. “There wasn’t a single person who testified against it.”

If each of the estimated 1,400 entities was assessed a $1,000 fee under the bill Hogan vetoed, it would raise $1.4 million, enough to fund the board’s first few years of operation.

“That is less than chicken feed for these folks,” DeMarco said. “They spend that on lunches in one day.”

See the full article at https://www.marylandmatters.org/blog/advocates-confident-of-override-on-drug-board-funding/