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Decries Hogan’s Interference in Local School System Decision-making

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz released the following statement in response to the State Superintendent of Schools declining to approve the appointment of Verletta White to serve as BCPS Superintendent of Schools.

"Larry Hogan has a troubling pattern of playing politics at the expense of children's education. He's created turmoil over the school calendar and the school construction process. Now he directs his schools chief to take the unprecedented step to overturn the judgment of the local school board who knows Superintendent White best. He's shameless!"


Says Governor is not factually correct

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz responded to a form letter that he received last week threatening the completion of transportation projects in the County. The full text of the County Executive’s response is below:

Dear Governor Hogan,

I am in receipt of your form letter of February 2, 2017, seeking support of a repeal of the Maryland Open Transportation Investment Act.  Your attachment asserts that the Act will result in the cancellation of six transportation projects in Baltimore County, five of which involve major improvements to the Baltimore Beltway.  I am dismayed that you continue to assert a position that is not factually correct.

As you are aware, the plain language of the Act states:  "nothing in this Act may be construed to prohibit or prevent the funding of the capital transportation priorities in each jurisdiction."  The law simply requires the Governor to provide an advisory scoring process, letting the public understand how decisions are made when road projects are funded. The law even allowed your office to create the scoring mechanism. 

I've previously requested that your Administration provide the data behind your scoring calculations. Since you still refuse to provide that data, I can only assume that the "scores" are simply a scare tactic.  I urge you to inform us of the real reasons why you believe there would be a shortfall of transportation funds to complete the needed Beltway improvements.   In the meantime, my constituents still remain stuck in traffic.  

Very truly yours,

Kevin Kamenetz

Baltimore County Executive

 

c:        Honorable Michael E. Busch, Speaker of the House

           Honorable Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., Senate President


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017