Education

‘I’d Put Odds on’ Sports Gaming Passing, Key Lawmaker Says

The Maryland legislature is all but certain to legalize sports gambling in 2020, though the contours of a betting bill remain unresolved, the head...

The No Man’s Land of Childhood Hunger

Fourth in a seriesIt is official policy in Anne Arundel County public schools to shame students because their parents are unable or unwilling to...

Ahead of School Construction Hearing, Officials Lament Funding Squeeze

Ahead of a hearing on a multibillion-dollar plan to fund backlogged school maintenance and construction projects in Maryland, delegates heard Tuesday from officials on...

On MLK Day, Md. Rated 9th Most Racially Integrated State

Just in time for the national holiday honoring the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a financial news website has rated Maryland the ninth...

U.S. House Votes to Torpedo DeVos Student Loan Rule

The U.S. House passed a resolution Thursday that would overturn a Trump administration rule that critics say guts protections for defrauded student loan borrowers.The...

Meet the Food Stamp Firms of Maryland

First in a seriesAnne Arundel County is one of the richest counties in the richest state in the nation. Yet over the last decade...

Bum Blockade: How We Got the Food Stamp Data

In February 1936 Los Angeles Police Chief James E. "Two-Gun" Davis sent 136 cops to the California border to set up "bum blockades."The blockades...

Progressives Push Tax Reform Proposals to Fund Kirwan Plan

Progressive House Democrats rolled out a package of bills on Wednesday that they say will bring more equity to Maryland’s tax code and create...

Reaction to Governor’s Budget Proposal: Upbeat So Far

Maryland lawmakers kicked off budget season with a bipartisan tone on Wednesday as thousands of budget books were distributed in the state capital.At first...

Hogan Touts Crime-Fighting and Education Spending as Budget Priorities

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. plans to release a so-called “Accountability Budget” on Wednesday morning. In previewing his budget plan on Tuesday, Hogan promised...