Tag: State Board of Education

Legislation creating virtual schools becomes law without governor’s signature

Gov. Martin O’Malley has allowed a bill authorizing the State Board of Education to open “virtual public schools” to go on the books without his signature because of the program’s lack of funding mechanism.

Bills in Maryland become law automatically 45 days after the end of the legislative session if the governor does not veto them, as he did a number of duplicate bills. But it is still noteworthy when a governor refuses to take a position on an issue by refraining from signing a bill.

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