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Hogan Blocks Funding for Rape Kit Tests, School Construction and Youth Summer Jobs

Jul 03, 2019

Annapolis, MDβ€” On Wednesday, just before the 4th of July holiday was set to begin, Governor Larry Hogan announced that he would not release $245 million in taxpayer funding set aside for priorities such as summer jobs for youth, rape kit testing, school construction, and operating funds for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Maryland Democratic Party Chair Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings responded to Hogan’s decision to withhold the money:
β€œFrom stopping the Red Line and stalling State Center to equivocating over Pimlico and treating city schools as the adversary, Governor Hogan has taken a punitive posture towards Baltimore City since the beginning of his first term in office. His recent refusal to release funds to help kids in outdated, overcrowded schools and women who have already been doubly traumatized by sexual assault and the failure of the state to follow up properly, shows the rest of Maryland the types of people our governor considers undeserving of critical resources.”
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