School construction passes Senate 40-7

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WMAR) -  

The Baltimore City School Construction bill has passed the Senate with a vote of 40-7. 
 
The bill was approved by the House of Delegates earlier this week and was debated on the Senate floor Friday. 
 
The bill calls for the State o provide a block grant each eary for school construction projects in Baltimore City, increase the amount of funding for City schools and increase the amount of outstanding debt that the City Board of School Commissioners may issue. 
 
In February, more than 2,000 community leaders rallied in Annapolis in support of the bill. 
 
The bill will now move to the final stage of approval and then off to the Governor's desk. 
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