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Fiscal Concerns Continue With Implementation Of Kirwan Commission Reccomendations

October 11th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Earlier this year the General Assembly passed The Blueprint for Maryland's Future, an act that implements many of the Kirwan Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education's recommendations for the state. The initiatives include a teacher salary incentive grant program, funding for mental health services coordinators, concentration of poverty grants, special education grants and others. However, the Commission's recommendations require nearly $4 billion per year, which is why Governor Larry Hogan chose not to sign the bill although he did allow it to become law so it went into effect as planned on June 1, 2019. His fiscal concerns have now resurfaced among county officials. Former Allegany County Commissioner Bill Valentine, who served on the Kirwan Commission, tells WCBC News he foresees a scenario that has played out before with education funding- with the counties getting stuck with the bill…

  

2 Responses to “Fiscal Concerns Continue With Implementation Of Kirwan Commission Reccomendations”

  1. October 11, 2019 at 7:49 am, David said:

    Typical

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  2. October 11, 2019 at 9:44 am, Brian said:

    If this causes the local tax rate to go up you’re going to have less and less tax-paying people living in Allegany County and that will cause the taxes to go up even higher maybe this will cause Allegany County to go into bankruptcy which wouldn’t finally get the state to pay attention

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