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ACLU Calls on Hogan to Withhold $5M for Private Schools

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- 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 administration says it will look for savings elsewhere to make up for some of the withheld $80 million. But budget secretary David Brinkley said Wednesday about $19 million to support local shares of teacher pensions "principally benefits very wealthy jurisdictions."
    
The groups want Hogan to send the $5 million set aside for private school vouchers to public schools instead.

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