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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:50 PM

Hogan Declines to Address Kirwan Commission, Tensions Simmer

Republican Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. won’t accept an invitation to address a state commission proposing far-reaching education reforms.

William E. “Brit” Kirwan sent a letter to Hogan late last week inviting the governor to address the full commission “to find common ground” on the policy recommendations and a new education funding formula to pay for them.

Hogan declined to meet with the group Wednesday through a letter from Budget Secretary David R. Brinkley, the governor’s appointee to the Kirwan Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education.

The letter states that the commission’s “sole focus” for the rest of its meetings through November should be on financial transparency and accountability.

Read more: https://www.marylandmatters.org/2019/10/30/hogan-declines-to-address-kirwan-commission-tensions-simmer/

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