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Maryland General Assembly
Hogan to seek $8.2 million for State Police expansion
Hogan to seek $8.2 million for State Police expansion

Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he will ask the General Assembly to put an additional $8.2 million in next year’s budget to let the Maryland State Police hire 100 additional troopers and reopen the long-closed barrack in Annapolis. Hogan, speaking at the swearing-in of Col. William M. Pallozzi as superintendent of the Maryland State Police, said $6.8 million of the added funds in the $40.7 billion budget would let the agency recruit, train and equip two classes of new troopers. Under the plan, the number of troopers would grow from 1,556 to 1,656 – the most in more than a dozen years, according to the administration. Another $1.4 would go toward reopening the Annapolis...