ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan has announced $2.5 million in emergency funding to help fix problems with heating in Baltimore schools.

Hogan also announced Monday he will submit legislation to create a new investigator general’s office to address mismanagement and a lack of accountability in school districts.

The Republican governor says Maryland has been making record investments in schools for years. He says Baltimore city received more than $12,000 per student in aid from the state, more than double the statewide average. And Hogan says in fiscal year 2018, the city received nearly $24 million more than it would have received under state funding formulas.

Hogan says his budget proposal for next year will again provide record education funding.

About 60 buildings experienced heat-related problems last week in Baltimore.

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  1. What was wrong with the original funding that was returned by baltimore city schools, to fix the heating problem. Where is that money now? Who is going to do their job and fix this problem now? Throwing money at this isn’t going to fix the issue. Is there no one in the school district that isn’t corrupt? What the hell is going on?

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