ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan highlighted initiatives to fight violent crime in Baltimore, improve education statewide and protect the environment Tuesday in his budget plan for the next fiscal year.           

Hogan, a Republican, referenced a violent weekend in Maryland’s largest city in calling on lawmakers to support his crime-fighting proposals this session.           

On Saturday, 12 people were shot – five of them fatally in Baltimore. It marked the third time in the past month that at least eight people were shot in a single day.           

“The No. 1 concern of Marylanders by far is crime,” Hogan said at a news conference. “Citizens are demanding more accountability for the violent criminals for shooting and killing people in the streets of Baltimore.”           

Baltimore had 348

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