It's a common refrain in Montgomery County that the taxpayers of the county contribute much to the state of Maryland's coffers, but don't get their fair share in the form of state aid.
Take schools, for example. As the largest jurisdiction and the largest school system in Maryland, Montgomery County students constitute about 17 percent of the state's school population but receives only about 11 percent in aid, The Washington Post reported from a recent meeting of the county council's education committee.
“The state clearly is not ponying up what we believe we have coming to us,” said Councilwoman Valerie Ervin (D-Dist 5), who chairs the committee, according to The Post.
What do you think? Is there a reason Montgomery County schools don't get more money from the state?