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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.
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.
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.
A number of sports equipment companies say they may have found a piece of the puzzle in identifying concussions, especially in contact sports such as football.
Bethesda startup company Brain Sentry targets its product for youth football, below the high school level, because those players are most at risk for serious damage from undiagnosed concussions, the CEO says.
The club program benefits from parent injury spotters and local doctors and athletic trainers, who volunteer their time to conduct baseline testing of players’ cognitive function.
As part of the effort, up to 10 research grants of $400,000 each will be awarded to colleges and universities and others studying factors that could help to change the behaviors of student-athletes.