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Today, 43% of Marylanders rely on natural gas for heating. Natural gas will continue to be an important part of Maryland’s energy mix for years to come.

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 22% of Maryland’s population will be 60 and older by the year 2030, a 26% increase from 2012.

Since the Juvenile Restoration Act passed in 2021, those former inmates who were released have a ZERO percent recidivism rate in Maryland.

While various groups have laid the groundwork for Maryland’s energy goals, it is ultimately up to the state’s leaders to take charge and move forward.

Md. officials must ensure the state is ready for the introduction of new, more effective, or less expensive medicines that may be approved by the federal government in the future.

The Maryland Technology Internship Program represents a significant step towards nurturing Maryland’s technical talent pool and supporting its economic growth.

Potent as the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future is, it will not be nearly as effective in improving education in the state if we don’t change school culture at the same time.

Collective bargaining bill has a long-term, sizable, and inescapable impact on every aspect of Maryland — perhaps even extending to our collective ability to survive.

Legislators in New York, Vermont and Massachusetts have also introduced bills this year to achieve the same goal at the state level.

Providing credit for multilingual learners for their language courses would help them successfully navigate coursework and complete degrees without further barriers to education, three professors write.