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Del. McKay Says Commissioners Have Final Say In Fate Of Scholarship Program

February 18th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

With confusion surfacing in the past few weeks regarding the status of the local Opportunity Scholarship program- Delegate Mike McKay joined WCBC’s “Dave Norman Show” Monday in an attempt to clarify the situation.  A February 2nd Cumberland Times News article quotes Delegate Jason Buckel as suggesting that the 15 member Local Development Council, of which he is a member, voted to end the scholarship program and that it would be phased out.  Delegate McKay, also a member of the LDC, said that in reality the County Commissioners have the final say and that to his knowledge no decisions have been finalized…


6 Responses to “Del. McKay Says Commissioners Have Final Say In Fate Of Scholarship Program”

  1. February 18, 2020 at 6:40 am, mac said:

    Another proof of the value of these panels or commissions. Two members of the same Local Development Council, each with a different interpretation of what their job is and who is responsible.
    This shows, once again, why development means nothing around here. As the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing.
    Looking forward to watching the camel leaving the next Local Development Council meeting.


  2. February 18, 2020 at 6:51 am, Welchy said:

    Mckay MADE THE MOTION to eliminate the scholarships. Now do anything to shift blame and attention. He can’t stand bad press created by his own dumb decisions


    • February 18, 2020 at 8:27 am, Kevin said:

      > . . . And this surprises anyone? McKay hates the idea of education. An educated workforce drives up the cost of labor.


      • February 18, 2020 at 9:01 am, Virgil said:

        Giving money to fire and rescue operations is good for the health and well-being of all citizens. The State of Maryland has created a program intended to replace or supplement the Scholarship program. Sharing the funds is a good idea.>


  3. February 18, 2020 at 9:28 am, Ken said:

    Why is it whenever McKay speaks to the voters it always sounds like he’s talking down to us?

    His tone always makes me wonder if he doesn’t think our feeble mountain brains can’t handle the ‘Big City’ Annapolis talk. Talk to us like we are your employer Mike not one of your dozen children.


  4. February 18, 2020 at 10:11 am, Homeowner said:

    The value of these commissions/boards/etc. is precisely this – to allow politicians to avoid accountability.


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