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Maryland Senate passes $46.6 billion budget with less money for public schools than House version

Maryland Senate passes $46.6 billion budget with less money for public schools than House version

Maryland’s Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a $46.6 billion budget that contains less funding for the state’s public schools than its House of Delegates counterpart — and restores money for a program to send kids from poor families to private schools.

The Senate budget passed 47-0.

“It’s a fiscally responsible budget that is balanced,” said Sen. Nancy King, the Montgomery County Democrat who is chairwoman of the Senate’s Budget and Taxation Committee.

The Senate’s budget provides $225 million — rather than $320 million — for...

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