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How Will Budget Cuts In The Military Affect Maryland?

Navy planes flying above Pax River
Liz Goettee, U.S. Navy

 Last week, President Obama released his budget for fiscal year 2015. It includes substantial defense cuts--the Army would shrink to its smallest size since before World War II. The military accounts for almost $35 billion dollars of economic activity in Maryland, according to a 2008 state government report. So, how might Maryland be affected by these cuts?

With Sheilah Kast to talk about it is Jill McClune, President of the Army Alliance, a group that supports economic activity and growth in and around Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford County. And, joining us by phone is Glen Ives, president of the Southern Maryland Navy Alliance, a group that supports Naval Air Station Patuxent River in St. Mary’s County. He’s also a former Commanding Officer at the base.

More of our interview with Jill McClune and Glen Ives

The entire interview for this segment will be available by the end of the day.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.