State Roundup, December 9, 2016

STUDY URGES BOOST IN ED BUCKS: Maryland should spend $2.9 billion more on public education and revamp the formula used to calculate how much is spent on each school district, according to a two-year study by a national consulting firm. Liz Bowie and Michael Dresser report in the Sun that the 620-page report was presented to a state commission Thursday as the panel prepared to spend a year deliberating over the details of the complex funding formula. The General Assembly is expected to base any change to Maryland’s school funding laws on the study’s recommendations.