What Hogan said: "On education, we increased spending to historic, record-high levels, adding a total increased investment of $830 million more in K-12 education. Last year, I became the first Maryland governor ever to add any money into GCEI in his first year ... I have become the first governor in Maryland history to ever fully fund GCEI in his second year."
Analysis: "GCEI" is government lingo for the Geographic Cost of Education Index, which was created in 2002 to direct extra money to places where it's more expensive to educate children. While Hogan's claim to be the first governor to fund the index in his first year is true, he leaves out the fact that he only put in 50 percent of the money.
Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. was the first governor to deal with the index and he declined to fund the index in his first budget. Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley also did not fund the index in his first year. O'Malley didn't fully fund the index until later. And Hogan's claim that he was the first governor to fully fund the index in his second year is also true, although he did not mention that he was compelled to do so after lawmakers passed a bill last year.