Maryland’s House of Delegates on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $46.7 billion spending plan that boosts funding for the state’s public schools while cutting some of Gov. Larry Hogan’s favored proposals.
The budget passed 124-14 with little debate, but it drew the ire of top Republicans.
Del. Maggie McIntosh, the Baltimore Democrat who is chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, noted that the budget provides $320 million more for operating Maryland’s public schools. That would be the first step toward implementing recommendations from the so-called Kirwan Commission, which has proposed ambitious new programs to boost student performance.
Before it passed,...