Senate passes $6 billion state budget to wrap up 2018 session

By TERRY C. BURTON,

In the final week of the 2018 Legislative Session, we passed a $6 billion budget that funds K-12 education under MAEP at $2.2 billion and gives a $5 million increase for a total of $6.5 million, to the nationally recognized and highly successful School Recognition Program that rewards teachers in schools that improve a letter grade or maintain










Senate approves bill to increase safety for MDOT workers

By TERRY C. BURTON,

This week we cleared for transfer to the House, Senate Bill 2555 that would allow the Department of Transportation to call on for assistance and reimburse police agencies across the state to assist with traffic enforcement in dangerous areas and especially in work zones, where multiple deaths and injuries have occurred across the years.






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