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House panel finds money for education, state employee pay raise
House panel finds money for education, state employee pay raise

House lawmakers crafted a plan Friday to reverse many of Gov. Larry Hogan's budget cuts and restore spending in areas they thought he shortchanged — education, Medicaid and a pay raise for state employees. The $40.7 billion budget approved unanimously by the House Appropriations Committee gives K-12 schools almost all the cash local officials had expected, restores a 2 percent pay raise for state employees and pays health care providers more for treating Medicaid patients. But the plan does not leave much room for Hogan's long-term goal of cutting taxes. The Republican governor released a statement saying that while he has concerns about some of the committee actions,...

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