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Wed Mar 28, 2018, 05:46 AM

Maryland lawmakers move to change school construction process, provoking veto threat from Gov. Hogan

After recent fights and scandals over schools lacking air conditioning or heating, Maryland lawmakers are moving to rewrite the process of deciding which schools can get repaired, renovated or rebuilt.

The proposal is moving quickly and appears headed for a veto showdown with Gov. Larry Hogan.

By a veto-proof margin, the House of Delegates on Tuesday approved the measure to strip that authority from the state spending board composed of Hogan, the state comptroller and treasurer and give it to a new commission appointed by state leaders. Even before the Democratic-controlled House gave the bill preliminary approval Monday night, the Republican governor was threatening a veto.

The bill is now speeding through the Senate, which suspended normal procedures Tuesday, and could possibly be presented to Hogan by Friday.

Read more: http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/general_assembly/bs-md-school-construction-20180326-story.html

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