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Maryland governor cites L.A. riots in appealing federal denial of disaster aid

Maryland governor cites L.A. riots in appealing federal denial of disaster aid

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is pointing to precedent — a federal decision to aid Los Angeles after the riots of 1992 — as he appeals the Obama administration's decision to deny $19 million in assistance for Baltimore this year. In a letter asking President Obama to overturn the decision, Hogan provided several examples in which the Federal Emergency Management Agency provided aid to state and local governments hit by calamities other than natural disasters. The "most compelling comparison," the Republican governor said, was the determination that Los Angeles was eligible for aid to rebuild after the civil unrest sparked by the acquittal of police officers in...

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