ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch is backing a measure to boost school construction money for counties experiencing high student enrollment growth.

The measure outlined Friday is sponsored by two Montgomery County Democrats: Del. Sheila Hixson and Sen. Nancy King.

The bill would provide roughly $20 million annually to be divided among counties where student enrollment growth exceeds 150 percent of the statewide average over the past five years. Counties with an average of more than 300 re-locatable classrooms in the past five years also would be eligible.

Under the measure, Montgomery County would get $5.8 million and Prince George’s would get $4.8 million. Baltimore County would receive about $4.2 million. Anne Arundel County would get $3 million, and Howard would get about $2 million.

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