Many of the reasons loans have increased is because the price to attend college, even at state schools that subsidize costs for some students, has also increased, including in Maryland.
Gov. Hogan and Democrat legislators push education priorities – charter schools and K-12 funding, respectively – as 2015 legislative session comes to a close.
Gov. Larry Hogan’s Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2015, a bill that includes 32 pages of various funding initiatives — on spending, tax, and mandate cuts, as well as fund transfers — had its first hearing Tuesday.
A roundup of bills heard Wednesday in the state legislature.
Senate Budget and Taxation Committee Hears Bills on School Funding, Free College, Transportation Revenues
A provision in a state statute guarantees that each of Maryland’s community colleges receives no less than it did the prior year, but Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposed budget for the 2016 fiscal year includes plans to reverse that.