Governor Hogan spoke at the Maryland Municipal League summer conference this week, and focused on major areas of collaboration between state and local governments.
Governor Hogan addressed the conference of municipal leaders on Tuesday, June 25, and unsurprisingly addressed major areas where the state and county have worked together. He discussed job growth during his tenure as Maryland Governor, and emphasized infrastructure.
The Governor also veered into discussing education – noting the looming policy debate over a vast expansion of state and local spending on primary and secondary schools.
Hogan said the state has invested $32 billion in K-12 education, saying Maryland has provided “record state funding” for five years in a row.
“Every single child in Maryland deserves access to world-class education regardless of what neighborhood they have to grow up in,” he said.
The Governor also restated his longstanding commitment to fully fund the “Highway User Revenues,” the share of state gas tax and other automotive-related funding that historically was shared with county and municipal governments.
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The Governor will speak at MACo’s Summer Conference as a Saturday, August 17th general session.
The 2019 MACo Summer Conference is August 14-17 at the Ocean City Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Winds of Change.”
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