Commentary

Transit

Sen. McCray: Ensuring the Health of Our Public Transit System

As we chart the path forward, reimagining life post-COVID-19, my family – my wife and four kids – are especially excited to travel again....
Public Health

Opinion: Treat Drug Use Like the Public Health Risk That It Is

Too many people who use drugs end up in jail instead of getting the help they need. Here’s one way to fix that.If there...
Climate

Opinion: Clock Is Ticking for Climate Solutions Legislation

The Maryland Legislative Coalition, and its sister organization, the MLC Climate Justice Wing, strongly support the Senate version of the Climate Solutions Now Act...

Opinion: Sheriffs and Police Chiefs Sound Alarm on Reform Plan

It is with significant concern for the safety and welfare of the residents of Maryland, whom our law enforcement officers serve with honor and...
epa chief

Opinion: Suppliers Respond to AARP on Retail Energy Competition

Maryland Matters published a commentary last month from Tammy Bresnahan, the director of advocacy for AARP Maryland regarding the “deregulated” retail energy market (“Annapolis...

Alanah Davis: I Do Politics — So Can You

A note from the author: I’d like to dedicate this piece to my resilient family of artists in Baltimore City. It’s been a year...

Frank DeFilippo: There’s Nothing Grand About a Grand Jury Investigation

Google is everybody’s rap sheet. Grand juries usually launch with a paper trail and people wearing badges riffling through swatches of newspaper clippings, or,...
ICE

Opinion: End Md.’s Partnership With ICE Once and For All

For nearly a decade, CASA, ACLU of Maryland, advocates and hundreds of immigrant families across the state have fought to end Maryland’s partnership with...
Vote

LWV: Let’s Value Everyone’s Vote. Improve Access to Election Information

The League of Women Voters believes that voting is a fundamental citizen right that must be guaranteed. This is why we have been working...
Schools

Opinion: Charm City Children Deserve Better Schools

Baltimore City Public Schools are failing their 80,000 students at an exorbitantly-high cost. State and local taxpayers spend nearly $16,000 per pupil on education,...