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House Committee’s Proposed Budget Funds Kirwan, Reduces Private School Scholarships

It wasn’t the easy budgeting year that lawmakers thought they might have early in the legislative session, but House appropriators approved a $46 billion...

Elevated Lead Levels at Thousands of Schools Prompts Bill to Change Standard

Children go to school to learn – not to face brain-harming levels of lead exposure.State lawmakers are working this year to expand upon legislation...

Opinion: Addressing Racial Harm in a Systemic Way in Our Maryland

Shamefully, racism by another public official in the DMV just reared its ugly head -- this time in our Maryland.  It’s going to take deep listening and...

Leaders Promise Kirwan Funding as Bill Fast-Tracked to Hearing

Democratic leaders hailed the arrival of a 29-page Blueprint for Maryland’s Future bill on Tuesday and promised that the far-reaching recommendations of the Kirwan...

Money Matters: A Supplemental Budget Proposal and a Billion-Dollar Education Boost

The bean counters will be working overtime in Annapolis this week as lawmakers stare down a series of serious budget considerations – first and...

Gonzales Poll: Hogan Approval Stays Up, Trump Approval Stays Low

Maryland voters are defying the laws of gravity, a pollster says.His evidence?Republican Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s approval rating is at 78 percent, drawing...

Frank DeFilippo: Forecast for School Calendar Ballot Initiative Is Stormy

In politics, as in love, timing is everything.Just as Gov. Larry Hogan (R) huffed and puffed and picked a fight over local school schedules,...

Hopkins Police Bill: Marathon Hearings, Financial Sweeteners

Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh (D) was the speaker at the annual legislative prayer breakfast in Annapolis Friday morning. Whether she silently beseeched the...

Senator on Hopkins Bill: ‘It’s Akin to Establishing a Vatican City Within Baltimore’

On Friday, House and Senate committees will conduct hearings on legislation that would allow Johns Hopkins University to have armed police officers patrol its...

University of Chicago Police History May Offer Lessons for Hopkins, Baltimore

Johns Hopkins University is again trying to convince the Maryland General Assembly that the university and other JHU institutions need a full-blown private police...