Education

The Daily Record: Panel considers sweeping changes to Md. school construction

By Bryan Sears A $3 billion gap in state funding needed to satisfy growing statewide school construction needs could lead to a wholesale changes in how Maryland funds and builds the projects. Requests from the state’s 23 counties and Baltimore city are expected to approach $4.5 billion through fiscal 2022 but anticipated funding only will […]

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Democratic leaders in Maryland want to offer matching funds for 529 plans

By Ovetta Wiggins Democratic legislative leaders in Maryland want to create a small matching-funds program for middle-income and poor families who use the state’s college saving plan. Under legislation supported by Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) and House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel), families who deposit money into Maryland’s 529 College […]

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Baltimore Sun: Bill calls for $40 million investment in clean energy job training

By Christina Jedra Lawmakers and environmental advocates gathered in Annapolis to push for the Clean Energy Job Act on the first day of the General Assembly session. “We have to take this precious earth and leave it as well or better than we found it,” said State Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton, D-Charles County. The bill […]

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Washington Post: Maryland panel recommends major changes to police practices

By Ovetta Wiggins A Maryland legislative panel on Monday offered sweeping changes in police policies, including giving officers periodic psychological evaluations and allowing the public to attend police trial boards. Under the proposed changes, residents would also be given more time to file brutality complaints. The Public Safety and Policing Work Group voted to submit […]

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