ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has proposed a compromise that restores a significant portion of education funding sought by the Democratic-led Legislature.

Hogan made the proposal in a meeting with the Senate president and House speaker on Saturday.

It restores 75 percent of a fund that goes to Maryland jurisdictions where education costs more. Democrats had sought to restore all of it.

Hogan’s proposal fully funds a 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment for state employees. And it includes about $25 million for health programs.

The Republican governor also wants action on his legislative priorities, including a bill to help expand charter schools and tax relief on military personnel pensions. He also wants legislative support for a tax credit for small businesses and for people who donate to public or private schools.

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