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Gov. Hogan’s Budget Affirms Spending for Roads, Education, While Details Worry Maryland Democrats

Gov. Hogan’s Budget Affirms Spending for Roads, Education, While Details Worry Maryland Democrats

Gov. Larry Hogan’s first, $40.4 billion budget, released in detail Friday, boosts overall funding to education -- though it cuts discretionary payments to some schools -- and maintains planned road construction while paring back funding for Medicaid and state agencies and employees.

Hogan Announces Budget, Touts Education as Priority

Hogan Announces Budget, Touts Education as Priority

Twenty-four hours after being sworn in, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced his 2016 budget, cutting agency spending by 2 percent, but increasing funding for K-12 schools and higher ed.

Confident Obama Proposes Middle Class Economic Solutions in State of the Union Address

Confident Obama Proposes Middle Class Economic Solutions in State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama focused on strengthening the economic conditions of middle-class Americans and the measures he announced could have a significant impact on Maryland and Marylanders.

Education Groups Fear For School Funding with Budget Woes, New Governor, Legislators

Education Groups Fear For School Funding with Budget Woes, New Governor, Legislators

Gov.-elect Larry Hogan’s transition team has curtains pulled tight over the budget until after he takes office, but many education groups are gearing up to fight for programs they feel are particularly endangered.

Hogan Appoints Budget Secretary, Emphasizes Private Sector Experience Among Staff

Hogan Appoints Budget Secretary, Emphasizes Private Sector Experience Among Staff

In Gov.-elect Larry Hogan’s final press conference before he takes office Wednesday, he named outgoing state Senator David Brinkley, R-Carroll and Frederick, as the new secretary of Budget and Management, along with 21 other appointments.

Hogan Signs Comptroller’s Petition to Push Back School Start Day Past Labor Day

Hogan Signs Comptroller’s Petition to Push Back School Start Day Past Labor Day

Gov.-elect Larry Hogan added his signature to Comptroller Peter Franchot's "Let Summer Be Summer" petition Thursday morning, totaling 13,244 people in support of a later start date for public schools.

Maryland’s General Assembly Opens with 69 New Faces, More Power for GOP

Maryland’s General Assembly Opens with 69 New Faces, More Power for GOP

More than a third of the legislators at Wednesday’s opening of Maryland’s General Assembly were newly elected, the most sworn in at one time in recent memory, House Speaker Michael Busch, D-Anne Arundel, said during the inaugural legislative session.

Ten Md. School Districts Recognize Religious Holidays by Name

Ten Md. School Districts Recognize Religious Holidays by Name

This school year, 14 of Maryland’s 24 school systems will not recognize any religious holidays -- such as Christmas and Rosh Hashanah - by name.

Making a New Life in a New Country by Going From New Citizen to Team Captain

Making a New Life in a New Country by Going From New Citizen to Team Captain

Yonis Blanco moved from El Salvador to Maryland in 2001. His transition to the United States wasn't easy, but he overcame the challenges and then some.

Juvenile Offenders Speak About Self-Respect, Change in Oratorical Contest

Juvenile Offenders Speak About Self-Respect, Change in Oratorical Contest

The state Department of Juvenile Services, partnered with the Maryland Department of Education, hosted its 20th annual oratory competition Wednesday. Thirteen youths came from across Maryland to deliver 3-5 minute speeches inspired by the poem "Myself" by American poet Edgar Albert Guest.