The bleak economy might not be all bad for Allegany County public schools, which plans to seek about $30 million in the next few years to rebuild one of its oldest schools. Funding looks promising for capital projects at Maryland’s schools — not in spite of, but because of — grim economic forecasts, area lawmakers said. “When you have economic downturns, capital projects are one thing that helps the economy,” Sen. George Edwards told local school officials. “One way to provide job opportunities is to build things. So that’s a positive for you.”  (The Cumberland Times-News)

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