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Mon Jun 23, 2014, 09:56 AM

Need a reason to support Gov O'Malley? [View all]

"Best state in America: Maryland, for keeping college costs relatively stable"

"But in Maryland, public university tuition has risen at a slower rate than in any other state."

"A big part of Maryland’s success comes from a four-year tuition freeze, which Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) implemented in 2007. Every year since, the legislature has capped tuition hikes at just 3 percent a year. Between his first budget, in fiscal year 2008, and his latest, for 2015, the governor also increased higher-education funding by 34 percent, to $1.4 billion, O’Malley spokeswoman Nina Smith said, easing financial pressure on state schools. The extra money came from other parts of the budget and from higher taxes. More than 6,000 government jobs have been trimmed, and the O’Malley administration has cut $9.4 billion from the budget during his tenure. The state also increased sales, gas, corporate income and cigarette taxes."

From the WAPO article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/best-state-in-america-maryland-for-keeping-college-costs-relatively-stable/2014/06/13/d094e256-f18a-11e3-914c-1fbd0614e2d4_story.html

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