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Hogan Supplemental Request Provides Funds For Education, Heroin Treatment

March 10th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday introduced a third supplemental budget to fund college projects, heroin addiction prevention and treatment and K-12 education.

The request includes one-time funding for Baltimore City and Calvert County schools and funding for projects at Morgan State University, Coppin State University and University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

“Education has and always will be a top priority for our administration, and moving forward with these important projects at Maryland universities will benefit college students for decades,” Hogan said in a statement. “Additionally, as part of an agreement with members of the General Assembly, we are providing $13.8 million in additional one-time K-12 education funding, including $12.7 million for Baltimore City schools and $1.1 million for Calvert County. With this supplemental submitted and a number of critical issues and priorities addressed, we look forward to seeing the budget pass smoothly through the Senate and House over the final weeks of session.”

The request would provide $4.7 million for a new student services support building at Morgan, $1.3 million to renovate the Percy Julian Science Building at Coppin, $5 million for the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building at UMBC, $3.5 million for the School of Pharmacy and Allied Health at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and $31.7 million for the Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Education Facility at the Universities of Shady Grove.

The administration says the costs will be offset by improvements in Maryland's economy leading to fewer people enrolling in Medicaid. Maryland is forecast to end the 2017 fiscal year with $303 million in the state's general fun

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