Gov-elect Wes Moore, D, has a laundry list of plans for Maryland.
Moore wants to give students an option to complete a year of service after high school, raise the minimum wage to $15 this year instead of the scheduled increase in 2025 and support small businesses through modernizing the regulation process.Read More
Like several of the nine Democratic candidates for governor, Comptroller Peter Franchot makes improving K-12 education part of his standard stump speech.
But Franchot refuses to even mention the Kirwan Commission and the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future the legislature enacted over the governor’s veto that establishes massive changes for public schools and pumps billions more into education.
Maryland’s licensed child providers and approved family childcare providers are eligible for a $60 million grant program that is aimed at helping offset additional costs incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
The veto of a multi-billion dollar education bill in Maryland may be overridden this week, along with tax increases to fund it, as the state Legislature is expected to take up the three related bills by Friday.Read More
Opinion: Discrimination against conservatives ignored in higher education generally and at Towson University specifically
Supreme Court Justice Alito in his warning that in academia there is a level of intolerance that leads to “harassment and intolerance [of law school students] if they say anything that departs from the law school orthodoxy” is equally true of conservative faculty and students at public colleges and universities throughout the United States, as well as my own Towson University.Read More
Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) on Thursday emphasized his support for legislation that would provide at least $4 billion in funding in the next coronavirus relief package to address the digital divide in K-12 education which has been exacerbated by the pandemic.Read More
With the COVID-19 pandemic raging and Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention anticipating the fall and the winter of 2020 and 2021 being one of the most difficult times experienced in American public health, decisions still have to be made that will have significant ramifications for future generations.Read More
Hogan touts new $47.9 billion ‘structurally balanced’ budget that prioritizes education, public safety
“This budget funds all of the state’s top priorities while maintaining $1.3 billion in reserves and limiting budget growth to 1 percent without raising taxes, without cutting services and without raiding dedicated special funds,” Hogan said at a Tuesday morning news conference at the State House.Read More
Gov. Hogan, Comptroller Franchot reach agreement over Beltway, I-270 roads projects, now expected to go before Board of Public Works on Wednesday; as the General Assembly session gets ready to open, education reform – without massive tax hike – leads concerns; bills Hogan vetoed last May expected to reappear; with changes aplenty, House Speaker Jones taps new committee leadership; Prince George’s lawmakers want deal for Bowie Race Track in any Pimlico legislation; Carroll County lawmakers set sights on Kirwan ed reform; AFSCME says Hogan denied its members raises; Frederick County skewing slightly blue; banning hair discrimination expected in Baltimore city, may come up in Annapolis; and towns to fight proposed maglev project.Read More
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