Bipartisanship Sneaks Into State Senate

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Citybizlist – There has been much talk of bipartisanship at the State House this legislative session, but not a lot of evidence of it, until Thursday morning in the Senate.

“I want to thank the governor,” said Senate President Pro-tem Nathaniel McFadden, the chair of the all-Democrat Baltimore City delegation.

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday morning provided an additional $12.7 million in his third supplemental budget for Baltimore City schools, money the school district had lost due to declining enrollment.

McFadden had sat down with Hogan to lobby for the aid, and the task was not made easier by remarks two weeks ago from House members accusing Hogan of “racially motivated” decisions.

“There was an unfortunate incident during which characterizations about him … were basically incorrect, inaccurate and unfortunate,” McFadden said. “Even though those comments were made, we continued to have discussions with the governor about (what) his administration could do for the city of Baltimore.

McFadden concluded that Hogan “cares deeply about the city of Baltimore.”

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