Maryland county executives support school construction bill
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Top local officials from Maryland counties have come together to support a measure to steer significantly more money to school construction in Maryland.
The measure known as the “Built to Learn Act” had a hearing Thursday in the House Appropriations Committee. Under the plan, $2.2 billion in additional funding would go to school construction over several years. It would be financed by bonds through the Maryland Stadium Authority, and the debt would be paid by $125 million annually from casino revenue that goes to the state for education.
House Speaker Adrienne Jones says it will bring record funding to build and renovate schools.
By The Associated Press