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Maryland Education Taking A Hit Due To Maintenance Of Effort Laws

August 6th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Commissioners received a briefing on legislative issues impacting local governments when the executive director of the Maryland Association of Counties made a presentation during the public work session. Michael Sanderson touched on a wide range of issues, with most of them directly dealing with fiscal matters. Sanderson pointed out that education is taking a hit this year and probably beyond as a result of the maintenance of effort laws on the books. Noting that 16 of the 24 counties in the state provided the bare minimum for education this year- he said county governments are hesitant to increase education budgets given that any increase becomes permanent…

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