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Think Tank Pushes Tax Reform as Answer to Kirwan Funding Woes

A Baltimore-based think tank has an idea for how lawmakers can fund the ambitious multi-billion-dollar-annual recommendations of the Kirwan Commission: overhaul the state’s tax...

Hogan Previews $46.6 Billion Budget Plan

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) will introduce a budget on Friday that includes no new taxes, raises for state employees and spending on...

New Faces Coming to Kirwan Commission

Two new faces will be at the table when the Commission for Innovation and Excellence in Education meets in Annapolis on Friday.Sens. William C....

Ex-‘Rabble Rouser’ Takes a Gavel: ‘It’s Great to Play a Central Role’

For all their philosophical differences, state Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) and Sen. Paul G. Pinsky (D-Prince George’s) do agree on...

2019 General Assembly Preview: No Kirwan, No Cry

The Maryland General Assembly kicks off its 439th session on Wednesday with the great expectations that accompany every first year of a four-year legislative...

Hopkins Report Promoting Campus Police Force Paints Bleak Picture of Baltimore Crime

Spurred by a relentless rise in Baltimore City’s violent crime rate – and even raising the specter of an on-campus shooter – Johns Hopkins...

‘Kirwan’ and School Reform: On or Off?

What’s going on? Is the new school funding done? Is it going forward? Or, in fact, has support for our school children been delayed,...

Funding Realities Hit Kirwan Commission. Hard.

The work of the Commission for Innovation and Excellence in Education, or Kirwan Commission, will continue into 2019 after legislative leaders said it had become...

Frosh v. Trump: Report Breaks Down Past Year’s Legal Actions

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh’s office challenged the federal government on 30 fronts in the past year, including by filing more than a...

With Education Lockbox Funding on the Way, Hogan Adds School Construction Promise to Mix

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) wants lawmakers to commit a portion of casino revenue to school construction spending over the next five years.Hogan...