If Republican gubernatorial candidate, Charles Lollar, were to win the election next year, and assume the governorship, one of his duties will be to fix the troubled Developmental Disabilities Administration.
After the General Assembly approved applying the state sales tax to alcohol, to fund what was labeled by activists and state officials as an underfunded agency with thousands on a waiting list for services, it was revealed that the DDA left $38 million in unspent funds in fiscal year 2010.
This is what a hypothetical Lollar administration would face upon taking office.
The developmentally disabled community might not be so sanguine about a Governor Lollar’s commitment to fix the problem given his Eastern Shore coordinator, Julie Brewington took to Twitter Thursday night and used the offensive word “retards.”
Apparently un-phased by her actions and unaware the come with consequences, Brewington took to her blog and wrote
Greg Kline’s staff spent hours trying to harassment on Twitter last night. I used the word “retard” and the word police came after me and they sicked some child advocacy group on me to further smear Lollar. Apparently, these folks think Brian Griffith [sic] is a child that has “mental challenges”: for there is no other explanation for this type of response.
Red Maryland has no “staff,” that would imply we are paid—a false claim Brewington hurled earlier this week—and none of us are under the orders of Greg Kline.We did not “sick” any child advocacy group on Mrs. Brewington. They merely responded to her vile tweets.