Sen. Richard Madaleno (File)
Sen. Richard Madaleno (File)

Hogan questions legality of education spending bill

Gov. Larry Hogan is expressing concerns about the legality of a bill that is meant to force the Republican governor to spend money earmarked for a non-mandatory spending formula. Education advocates and lawmakers Tuesday demanded that Hogan agree to spend the money that the legislature fenced off in the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. At the same time, Hogan is considering a veto of separate legislation that would make the formula known as the Geographic Cost of Education Index a permanent mandatory formula if he fails to spend the additional $68.1 million.

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