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Busch, Miller pledge long-term fix to prevent Port Covington from hurting Baltimore schools

Busch, Miller pledge long-term fix to prevent Port Covington from hurting Baltimore schools

State legislative leaders have promised Baltimore officials that they will enact a long-term fix to make sure the massive special tax deal for the waterfront Port Covington development won't cost Baltimore schools millions of dollars in state aid.

House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. assured city officials that they are committed to fixing the state's education funding formulas by holding city schools harmless while enabling the development.

"The poorest of our jurisdictions ... should not have to choose between job creating projects and State education aid," Busch and Miller, both Democrats, wrote in a letter to City...

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