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ACLU calls on Hogan to withhold $5M for private schools

Posted at 6:38 PM, Aug 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-05 18:46:36-04

The ACLU of Maryland and the state's teachers' union are calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to withhold $5 million in state funding for private school vouchers.

The groups made the call Friday after the Republican governor's budget chief announced Hogan would not spend $80 million that lawmakers set aside for various programs due to softening revenues.

The groups want Hogan to send the $5 million set aside for private school vouchers to public schools instead.

Shareese Churchill, a Hogan spokeswoman, says the governor has provided record funding for public K-12 education in each of his two budgets.