Maryland Home overrides veto of main training measure | Govt-and-politics
Cheryl Bost, president of the Maryland State Education Association, stands outside Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., Holding cardboard clippings from students on Monday, February 8, 2021, before the House of Delegates overruled Governor Larry Hogan’s veto a comprehensive K-12 educational effort that will raise billions of new funds to schools over the next decade. The Maryland Senate must continue to override the veto for the measure to become law.
From BRIAN WITTE Associated Press
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – The Maryland House of Delegates voted Monday to overturn Governor Larry Hogan’s veto on a comprehensive K-12 education that would add billions of dollars in school funding in a decade.
The House voted 95-37 to lift the veto and deleted the required 85 votes, or three-fifths. The move was a top priority for the Democrats who control the General Assembly.
“This reform package, the blueprint for Maryland’s future, will benefit the entire state, every county, student, teacher, and family from Allegany County to Prince George’s County,” said Del. Alonzo Washington, a Prince George’s Democrat.
The Maryland Senate must continue to override the governor’s veto for the move to become law. The Senators passed the bill last year with enough support for a veto override. You could start again this week.
The legislation was based on recommendations from a state commission and more than three years of study. While the measure will be phased in, it is estimated to cost an additional $ 4 billion in fiscal 2030, with local jurisdictions adding state funding to fund it.
The legislature approved the law last year. Hogan, a Republican, later vetoed the bill, citing the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.