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Maryland officials will appeal a federal government’s decision to deny millions of dollars in disaster aid sought by the state, following the Freddie Gray riots in Baltimore that left the state with excessive repair costs.  Doug Mayer, a spokesman for Gov. Larry Hogan said in a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), that the governor’s office “will be pushing to have the decision reversed.”  FEMA’s decision, which claims that the aid was “not appropriate” for rioting events, is under review by the Hogan Administration.  If granted, the FEMA aid would cover 75% of eligible costs for state and city public agencies.

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