Friday, September 03, 2010

Ali's Education Contrast Mailer

Here's a contrast mailer on education sent out by District 39 Senate challenger Saqib Ali against Senator Nancy King.

This is a more respectable piece than anything involving Disney characters, but we do have one observation on it. Ali says, "Saqib's tireless work also helped to save $23 million for Montgomery County Public Schools," and cites HB 223 2010, a bill to waive MoCo's $23 million maintenance of effort penalty. That bill was lead-sponsored by Delegate Sheila Hixson (D-20) and co-sponsored by MANY other Delegates, of whom Ali was just one. While HB 223 passed, so did SB 476 2010, which also waived the penalty. That bill was lead-sponsored by none other than... Senator Nancy King.