Comptroller Peter Franchot is opposing about $205 million out of $672 million in budget cuts proposed by Governor Larry Hogan in response to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the state budget. The Maryland Board of Public Works will meet today, the beginning of the state’s 2021 fiscal year. Many of the spending cuts affect state employees, including proposed cuts to health insurance plans, along with $27.7 million in grants to support teachers’ retirements. A $7.6 million cost-of-living adjustment for state employees would also be cut. Other reductions would require approval by the General Assembly, which is scheduled to return for its annual legislative session in January.