ISO Real Solutions to Baltimore’s Problems

    With Baltimore and its perceived and real social ills atop the news this week, the Regional Economic Study Institute at Towson University has scheduled five roundtables in the weeks ahead on challenges facing the city and region and how to address them.

    After each session, RESI will publish a policy brief covering the issues and the results of the discussion. The scheduled events are:

    • Sept. 5, Food insecurity: How to ensure that all residents have access to healthy food.
    • Sept. 12, Education: How to ensure that all students graduate with a high school degree.
    • Sept. 19, Access to employment: How to ensure that all citizens find access to and are trained for the jobs that exist in our region.
    • Sept. 26, Public transportation: How to ensure that residents without access to a car can access high-quality, stable jobs.
    • Date TBD, An accessible economy: How to ensure that all residents, regardless of physical or mental ability, can share in Maryland’s economy.

    All sessions will be held at 3 p.m. at 7400 York Road, Suite 301, in Towson. Click here to RSVP.

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    Josh Kurtz
    Co-founder and Editor Josh Kurtz is the leading chronicler of Maryland politics and government. He began covering the State House in 1995 for The Gazette newspapers, and has been writing about state and local politics ever since. He later became an editor at Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, and spent eight years at E&E News, an online subscription-only publisher of news websites covering energy and environmental issues. For seven of those years, he led a staff of 20 reporters at E&E Daily, which covers energy and environmental policy on Capitol Hill and in national politics. For 6 1/2 years he wrote a weekly column on state politics for Center Maryland and has written for several other Maryland publications as well. Kurtz has given speeches and appeared on TV and radio shows about Maryland politics through the years.