ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Members of a Maryland panel have voted to meet privately to discuss how to pay for billions of dollars in proposed new education funding.
A workgroup focusing on how state and local governments would split those costs voted Thursday to discuss funding models behind closed doors in Annapolis.READ MORE: Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Empowers Aspiring Pilots With Aviation Program
William Kirwan, who chairs a state commission on K-12 funding, says they’re only meeting to understand how the model works, and no decisions are being made.
Kirwan expressed concern that holding the discussion publicly would get people “excited or upset over information that will never come to be.”READ MORE: Amid Tough Stretch, Michael Locksley Looks Back At 2001 Terps
But David Brinkley, Gov. Larry Hogan’s budget secretary, objected to closing the discussion. He says all the discussions should be open to public scrutiny.
The panel is working on making recommendations to state lawmakers.MORE NEWS: Doctor Accused Of Hoarding Dead Kittens In Her Freezer
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