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More local, less state money for Harford schools doesn't make sense [Editorial]

More local, less state money for Harford schools doesn't make sense [Editorial]

As the Maryland Lottery went about encouraging the media to urge people to play for last week's record $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot, each news release came with this reminder: "Maryland Lottery and Gaming contributed $1.012 billion to the state in FY2015. Please play responsibly."

So, how come Harford County Public Schools, a supposed beneficiary of all this lottery money, along with the 23 other local school systems, will be getting less money from the state in the coming fiscal year 2016-17, according to projections?

This is a question that has gnawed at us for some time and each time we seek an explanation, the response is balderdash, such as: declining...

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