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Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich on Wednesday announced $66 million in proposed cuts in anticipation of projected revenue losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The proposal, which must be approved by the County Council, trims $38.7 million from the $5.8 billion operating budget for 2021 and $27.7 million from the five-year, $4.4 billion capital improvement budget.

Among the biggest operating budget cuts are an $8.5 million reduction for the Montgomery County police, a $4 million reduction for mass transit and a $2.9 million loss for the Department of Health and Human Services.

No cuts were proposed for Montgomery County Public Schools, which accounts for $2.76 billion — nearly half — of the spending plan.

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