Education

Democrats’ Progressive Agenda to Focus on Lifting Maryland’s Middle Class

Maryland’s Democrats are standing with the state’s middle class this legislative session, leaders said Tuesday morning as they unveiled a legislative priorities package that...

Bill Allowing Local Boards to Determine School Start Dates Has Hearing This Week

A proposal from two powerful committee chairmen that would undo one of the most high-profile achievements of Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan’s first term, his...

Bloomberg Wades Into Hopkins Police Controversy (And So Does Frosh)

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg waded into the debate over Johns Hopkins University’s request to create a new police force on Tuesday, telling...

Hoops Legend McMillen Casts Doubt on College Sports Betting in Md.

One of the top stars in Maryland sports history wants state officials to tread carefully as they consider whether to give the green light...

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...