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Miller, black lawmakers voice concern over school cuts
Miller, black lawmakers voice concern over school cuts

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and members of the Legislative Black Caucus spoke out Thursday against cuts Gov. Larry Hogan has proposed in state aid for local education. Miller said legislators acknowledge the need to cut state spending, but predicted the General Assembly would insist on changes in Hogan's proposed budget. "We've got to try to get more money back in the classroom," Miller, a Calvert County Democrat, told his chamber at the conclusion of Thursday's session. Afterward, Miller said his remarks had been prompted by concerns he's heard from county officials and from African-American legislators. He acknowledged that Hogan had boosted...

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