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Maryland Gov. Hogan touts budget proposal that would increase school funding, give state workers raises

Maryland Gov. Hogan touts budget proposal that would increase school funding, give state workers raises

Gov. Larry Hogan pledged to increase funding for public education and give all state employees raises in a $46.6 billion budget he will propose Friday to the General Assembly.

Under the governor’s plan, each of the state’s local school systems would receive more state money in the next fiscal year than in the current year — even though funding formulas used to calculate how much systems should receive would have recommended a decrease for some of them.

The formulas, for example, would have meant $11 million less in state aid for public schools in Baltimore because they take into account factors such as declining enrollment, Hogan said Thursday at a news conference. Hogan...

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