Maryland senators voted Wednesday to approve a two-year plan to send more than $700 million in extra funding to the state’s public schools.
The bill, called the “Blueprint for Maryland’s Future,” now moves to the House of Delegates, where it is expected to move swiftly in the final days of the General Assembly session.
The Senate vote was 43-1.
Sen. Paul Pinsky, chairman of the Senate’s education committee, described the bill this week as a first step toward a decade’s worth of increased investment intended to improve the state’s school system.
“You should look at this as a short-term piece, focusing on the first year or two of implementation,” Pinsky, a Prince...