Governor Larry Hogan
“The Kirwan Commission’s education spending plan is expected to be a hot-button topic in the upcoming Maryland General Assembly.
'The way it’s currently proposed, I think it’ll be pretty devastating for us,' said Garrett County Commissioner Jim Hinebaugh. ...
'We’re looking at a potential tax increase of 25%, basically, just to cover Kirwan,' Commissioner Edwards said.
That does not include the county’s annual mandatory maintenance of effort allocation or capital funding for local schools, he pointed out. ...
According to the Baltimore Sun, the Kirwan Commission has suggested a $3.8 million increase in education funding over the next 10 years. County and city governments would be expected to pay about half of that amount."