Tag: Goucher College

State Roundup: Sanders leads in new Goucher poll

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders leads in new Goucher poll as Maryland support for Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren dives; while leading Republican lawmakers are wary of $372.9 million deal to keep Preakness in Baltimore, bipartisan support possible; Goucher poll also finds Marylanders lukewarm over legalized sports betting; taxing services when there is no where else to turn; lawmakers ready to OK task force to oversee new JHU police; $15 million in state aid proposed to boost BSO; and Howard professor, family quarantined in Wuhan, U.S. over coronavirus.

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State Roundup: Poll supports Kirwan but not taxes

New Goucher Poll finds strong support for Kirwan education reforms but concern over hike in taxes, with some urging status quo on taxes and state services; former state Attorney General Gansler approves of minimum sentencing for those who commit gun crimes, especially repeat offenders; proposal would ban police from offering waivers to sex crime victims to end investigation; father pushes bill to allow children with seizure disorders to use medical cannabis at school; Senate passes bill to stop discrimination by landlords against those using housing vouchers; Montgomery delegate hopes to find relief for businesses currently suffering through Purple Line construction; and Takoma Park considers banning use of fossil fuels.

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Many Marylanders still optimistic about health care reform, poll finds

Almost half of Marylanders still think the new health care law will have a positive impact on the quality of health care in Maryland, a new Goucher poll found. But only half of those surveyed said they had heard of the website MarylandHealthConnection.gov, the state’s access portal for health insurance.

The respondents also believed the insurance companies were the most prepared to handle the implementation of the health insurance reform and the federal government was the least prepared.

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New poll: Too little spending on schools, not enough taxes from high earners

Almost two-thirds of Maryland residents (65%) feel Maryland spends “too little” on public schools despite a rising trend in state and local government education spending, a new Goucher College poll found.

The poll also found that 60% of Maryland residents feel that high-income earners don’t pay enough taxes, despite a state income tax increase in May that forces over 300,000 Marylanders earning six figures to pay a higher tax rate.

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