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Gov. Hogan proposes additional $23M for Baltimore schools; House budget chair says Assembly has its own plan

Gov. Hogan proposes additional $23M for Baltimore schools; House budget chair says Assembly has its own plan

Gov. Larry Hogan said Sunday he's proposing an additional $23.7 million for Baltimore schools, extra funding he said he'll include in a supplemental budget Monday.

The money would be contingent upon the General Assembly passing "accountability legislation" for city schools that would include an audit of the school system's finances, Hogan's office said.

City and state officials have been negotiating for weeks about extra aid for city schools, which are facing a $130 million shortfall for next year.

While Mayor Catherine Pugh and others had asked the governor to help, the chief budget negotiator for the House of Delegates said Sunday night the legislature's...

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