Monthly Archives: March 2015

Maryland Reporter: Free meals would be expanded to many schools by legislation

By Rebecca Lessner Legislators are moving to dish out free meals to hungry schoolkids, who are too embarrassed by living below the poverty level to eat free lunches in front of peers. The Hunger-Free Schools Act of 2015 would abolish the current enrollment process of singling out low-income students with paper applications. To accomplish this, […]

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Baltimore Sun: Maryland adds 6,100 jobs in February

By Natalie Sherman The Baltimore Sun Maryland employers added 6,100 jobs in February, one of the largest monthly gains in a year, but with gains split almost evenly between the public and private sectors, the growth underscores the task the state faces as it works to make itself less reliant on government jobs. The increases, reported […]

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The Washington Post: Maryland Senate unanimously approves budget

By Ovetta Wiggins The Maryland Senate voted unanimously Thursday to approve a $40.4 billionbudget that wipes out nearly 75 percent of the state’s structural deficit and restores funding that was cut from education and state employees’ salaries in Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposal. The budget compromise represents the greatest show of bipartisanship since Hogan (R) took office […]

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