ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly has given final approval to the state’s $46.6 billion budget for the next fiscal year.
The Senate voted 47-0 and the House voted 122-13 for the legislation.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Damp And Cool
It includes $255 million in extra education funding to start implementing a state commission’s recommendations to improve schools. That’s not as high as the $320 million the House of Delegates had hoped for, but lawmakers had to account for a recent drop in state revenue estimates. In total, there is about $7 billion in education funding.
The budget includes $500 million for school construction.READ MORE: Baltimore County Police Union Says It Has Lost Confidence In Leadership Of BCPD Chief Melissa Hyatt
The budget for the next fiscal year includes increases in pay for state employees, including a 9 percent pay hike for correctional officers.Technical Problems Raise Transparency Concerns In Latest Marilyn Mosby Criminal Case Hearing
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