Monthly Archives: May 2015

Baltimore Sun: Hogan can’t make spending switch without Assembly OK

By Timothy B. Wheeler Twice in the past few days, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has declared that he won’t spend money as the Democratic-controlled legislature prescribed in the budget, and will instead spend it for causes he favors. Hogan said he would take $68 million that lawmakers set aside for schools and use it to […]

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Rascovar: Hogan’s hypocrisy on pension funding and school aid

As Rascovar points out, the Legislature fully met its pension obligations, contributed an additional $75 million overpayment to the pension fund, and set aside funds to fully fund K-12 Education, including GCEI. To say otherwise is inaccurate and disingenuous. Barry Rascovar has been covering Maryland politics since 1971. The topics and opinions in his Monday […]

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Senator Nathan-Pulliam: State ‘smog regulations’ ensure bad air quality

By Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, Dana M. Stein, Laurel Peltier Even though we’ve been enjoying spring’s warmer breezes, the truth is that regardless of your Baltimore city or county ZIP code, we are all breathing contaminated air. This isn’t just Baltimore’s problem. Who knew that 85 percent of Marylanders breathe air that’s never met the Environmental Protection […]

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