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Inside Maryland Politics

IMP: How Downtown Development Left Baltimore Schools $14 Million Short

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Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed budget for fiscal year 2016, which starts in July, calls for some $35 million less coming the state to Baltimore City's public schools than anticipated. The Baltimore Sun's Luke Broadwater looked into the numbers and found that 40 percent of the cuts -- $14 million worth -- is tied to new downtown development that makes the city appear wealthier than it was last year.

You can read Broadwater's story on the impact of development deals on the city's share of state schools funding here, and more on the way lawmakers are pushing for changes to school-funding formulas.