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House overrides Gov. Hogan's veto of education bill, Senate vote will happen Friday

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Posted at 5:44 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 17:44:29-05

ANNAPOLIS — A massive education funding bill is getting new life.

The State House overrode a veto of the Blueprint for Maryland's Future, also known as the bill from the Kirwan Commission.

The bill will now head to the Senate for an override vote of their own.

The Kirwan Commission proposed spending $4 billion on state education over the next decade.

It was an amount Gov. Larry Hogan previously said was far too much, especially in the midst of the pandemic.

Among other improvements, the bill will require Maryland to make investments to increase access to prekindergarten for low income 3-and all 4-year-olds, and diversify and improve the quality of the educator workforce.

The Senate is expected to cast its votes on Friday.