- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed bills into law that fund education and fight crime.

The governor signed more than 200 bills Tuesday, as well as two resolutions and a constitutional amendment. If approved by voters during the November election, the constitutional amendment would use casino revenues to increase public education funding.

One of the bills signed at the Tuesday ceremony aims to defray the cost of community college for some low- and middle-income students. It calls for Hogan to provide $15 million in the state’s annual budget for Maryland Community College Promise Scholarships.

And a bill targeting repeat sexual offenders allows courts to admit evidence of a defendant’s history of sexual crimes or abuse during prosecution for sexual offenses, under certain circumstances.

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