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Montgomery County To Fight School Funding Allegation

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Montgomery County's elected leaders will fight an opinion from the Maryland attorney general that the county did not comply with a state law on school funding requirements.

On Wednesday, attorney general Doug Gansler said Montgomery and Prince George's counties did not properly make the same level of funding for the schools as was provided the year before.

Montgomery County Council president Phil Andrews and county executive Ike Leggett said the county could face penalties, simply because it could not maintain one of the state's highest local contributions to education because of the recession. And the two said they are prepared to sue the state, if necessary.

Andrews says the state could withhold an estimated $30 to $40 million in funding for schools in Montgomery County as a result of the opinion.

Bill Redlin reports...

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