PG -402-17 which was introduced by the Delegate Carolyn Howard and Senator Muse representing Prince George’s County at the request of County Citizenry and to oppose the role of the County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III failed to pass the general assembly after sabotage by public officials in Maryland. In this blog, we reported that, on February 22, 2017, Delegate Carolyn Howard who is the Deputy Speaker Pro Tem and a Member of Ways and Means Committee decided to sabotage the bill and engage the issues in the dark.
Although many groups in Maryland got partial victories in Annapolis, advocates for reform of Prince George’s County’s school board can’t say the same. The measure to repeal HB 1107 and, supporters feel, give more power back to the board’s elected members, was weakened from its initial state but still failed to pass out of a Senate committee due to issues of public corruption which is an ongoing problem in Maryland.
According to the Prince George’s County Sentinel, Theresa Dudley, president of the Prince George’s County Educators’ Association, said the news was disappointing.
“I think that there clearly is some room for improvement in checks and balances, and I would be disappointed if it didn’t pass,” she said Monday afternoon.
We covered the story here previously and here >>>Democracy Dies in Darkness – The case of Delegate Carolyn J.B. Howard.