Two elected officials in Prince George’s County, both aiming to be the next county executive, are leveling accusations that each is politicizing their mutual call for the resignation of schools chief Kevin Maxwell.
It’s two months before the June Democratic primary decides who his challenger is, but at this moment Republican Governor Larry Hogan continues to be in a good spot as he battles for re-election in a heavily Democratic state.
Following a string of sex abuse scandals and a grade-fixing investigation within Prince George’s County Public Schools, candidates for county executive are calling for the firing of the school system’s CEO.
In a letter to County Executive Rushern Baker, three members spotlight raises that Kevin Maxwell gave to six executive cabinet positions, and criticize the schools CEO for opposing a 4 percent increase for teachers.
Attorneys for the NAACP and Prince George’s County say the federal government hasn’t done enough to make sure African-Americans and Latinos are counted accurately in the 2020 census.
There will be no tax increases in the $4.1 billion budget unveiled by Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, but some homeowners might wind up paying more due to increased property values, which Baker touted as a sign of the county’s economic progress under his tenure.
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker — who’s running against Ben Jealous for the Maryland gubernatorial nomination — dismissed Jealous’ criticism of Dr. Kevin Maxwell as a “political attack.”
Three members of the Prince George’s County Board of Education say that “massive unauthorized pay raises” were handed out to an unspecified number staffers at the central office.
Prince George’s County schools chief Kevin Maxwell suggested that Gov. Larry Hogan’s comments were rooted in politics. “You know I’m not running for an office; I’m trying to run a school system,” Maxwell said.
“It should have happened a long time ago, but I’ll say today — the county executive needs to fire Kevin Maxwell,” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday about the Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO.
Despite Gov. Larry Hogan’s approval rating and the “likely Republican”-leaning race, according to pundits, early polling suggests that Hogan may not win a second term.
So far, four out of five of the Democrat running mates in Maryland are women. The candidate filing deadline is a week away.
An inspection of the Family Crisis Center found “significant safety issues,” according to its interim director. The center will be closed for three to four additional weeks for those needed repairs.
Prince George’s County is safer than it has been in more than a decade, and county leaders said that fact is helping boost the local economy.
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker said the school system’s action plan showed that it is addressing the concerns outlined in a scathing third-party audit.