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Trent Kittleman
As session closes, additional state funding for Howard schools uncertain
As session closes, additional state funding for Howard schools uncertain

The 435th General Assembly legislative session came to a close April 13 with the usual down-to-the-wire whirlwind of negotiations and voting. Legislators passed a $40 billion budget, avoiding the possibility of a 10-day session extension, and restored $200 million in cuts to education funding, state employee pay raises and support for health care programs. With partisan tension evident between the Democrat-dominated assembly and Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, it remained unclear April 14 exactly how much money Howard County would see from the state next fiscal year. While Democratic legislators want Hogan to spend more on the priorities they outlined, Hogan might not spend that $200...

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