Maryland approves final inst allment on school construction spending

May 6, 2009
State has spent more than $1 billion on aging facilities in 3 years

From The Baltimore Sun: Maryland's spending board has approved the final installment of $267 million in school construction spending this fiscal year , bringing the state's investment in aging K-12 public campuses to more than $1 billion in three years. Gov. Martin O'Malley heralded the investment as proof of his commitment to education spending despite a budget crisis, and Comptroller Peter Franchot called the approval a "major step forward" to help rebuild crumbling infrastructure.

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