State Roundup, October 26, 2017

KIRWAN PANEL WON’T MEET DEADLINE: Len Lazarick of MarylandReporter writes that the commission charged with revising state school funding formulas will not be able to finish its work by its Dec. 31 deadline, commission chair Brit Kirwan told the panel Wednesday. “It will take more time to do our work completely and accurately,” said Kirwan, the former university system chancellor.

HOGAN EMBRACES TRAFFIC LIGHT TECHNOLOGY: Michael Dresser of the Sun reports that Gov. Larry Hogan says that drivers in 14 state highway corridors in Maryland will see their travel times cut over the next year as a result of a $50 millionupgrade to traffic signals. The new system will use artificial intelligence to better synchronize signals and improve traffic flow.