Tag: election

Franchot backs education reform, but not mandated Blueprint

Like several of the nine Democratic candidates for governor, Comptroller Peter Franchot makes improving K-12 education part of his standard stump speech.
But Franchot refuses to even mention the Kirwan Commission and the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future the legislature enacted over the governor’s veto that establishes massive changes for public schools and pumps billions more into education.

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Part-time lawmakers switch into full campaign mode

For most purposes, the work of this term of the Maryland General Assembly wrapped up Thursday with the final bill signing before the election. “This is the end of a four-year term,” said House Speaker Michael Busch.

For any elected official with ambition – perhaps a redundancy – the next election is never totally out of mind. But with the last legislation signed into law and the official photographs to prove it, most lawmakers are now focused on the Sept. 14 primary and Nov. 2 general election.

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