Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gov. asks Md. superintendents to scour for savings -

Gov. asks Md. superintendents to scour for savings -

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - With an ominous budget challenge looming again, Gov. Martin O'Malley called on school superintendents Tuesday to work together in hunting for ways to save money.

O'Malley largely has protected education from budget cuts since he took office in 2007, but he put superintendents on notice during a meeting in Annapolis that he needs their help to battle a staggering $2 billion shortfall next year in the state's $13 billion operational budget.

"There's nothing that focuses the mind like our own execution, is there? So I want you to really get focused on ways that we can do things together that we can save money, because we're going to need every innovation, every cooperation, every coordination that we can possibly muster, and there's no better time to do it than right now," O'Malley said...

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