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Nathaniel J McFadden
Maryland Senate unanimously approves budget
Maryland Senate unanimously approves budget

The Maryland Senate unanimously approved its version of Gov. Larry Hogan's $40.7 billion state budget Thursday after making modest changes from the House's spending plan. The two chambers are expected to convene a conference committee next week to work out their differences. The Senate budget package adopts most of the important changes the House made to the Hogan plan. Like the House, it does away with most of the governor's cuts to education formulas, including K-12. The budget also restores a 2 percent cost-of-living raise state workers received in January but that Hogan proposed to rescind. The main difference between the Senate and House plans is that the House...