Liveblogging the Education Committee’s Work Session on the Race to the Top bills, part 2

Liveblogging the Education Committee’s Work Session on the Race to the Top bills, part 2

March 9, 2010 Posted by Maine Heritage Policy Center - No Comments

The first issue up today, from the House chair, Rep. Sutherland, is whether the committee could insert some kind of sunset language into any of these bills, so that they would essentially expire at some point in the future, ideally after we get the RTT money from the feds. 

So in other words, the House chair of the committee would like to pass these bills in order to ensure that we can say in our RTT application that we have passed them, then have them expire down the road so that we don’t actually have to do what we promised the feds we would do by passing the laws in the first place.

Mercifully, she seems prepared to drop the idea after some pushback from Commissioner Gendron, but we’re not off to a great start here…