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MD Casino Tax Revenue To Be Devoted To Schools

November 9th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

Tax revenue from Maryland's casinos will be devoted to schools, Maryland voters said Tuesday, approving Question 1. The ballot measure asked voters to decide on an amendment to the state constitution that will require casino revenue to be set aside for schools in order to enhance education spending above state funding formulas. The revenue from video lottery operation licenses and any other commercial gaming from casinos in the state will be used as supplemental funding for pre-K through 12th grade in public schools. The amendment will require the governor to begin including it in the annual budget, beginning in fiscal year 2020.  Allegany County Board of Education member Laurie Marchini tells WCBC News that she supported the proposal, but would like to see some assurances that the money generated will actually go toward K-12 education…


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