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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.

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.

Helmet Sensors an Emerging Market Due to Concussion Awareness

Helmet Sensors an Emerging Market Due to Concussion Awareness

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.

MD. SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN NO RUSH TO EMBRACE HELMET SENSORS

MD. SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN NO RUSH TO EMBRACE HELMET SENSORS

Athletics supervisors cite concerns about the sensors’ value and costs.

Helmet Sensor Maker Targets Youth Market ‘to Make Sports Safer for Children’

Helmet Sensor Maker Targets Youth Market ‘to Make Sports Safer for Children’

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.

Reston Hockey Club Targets Concussion Prevention

Reston Hockey Club Targets Concussion Prevention

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.

Youth Hockey Players and Body Checking May Not Be a Match, Some Say

Youth Hockey Players and Body Checking May Not Be a Match, Some Say

The technique has been found to increase the likelihood of concussions in youth hockey.

DOD, NCAA Team Up to Change Attitudes About Concussions

DOD, NCAA Team Up to Change Attitudes About Concussions

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.

Girls’ Lacrosse to Decide on Headgear

Girls’ Lacrosse to Decide on Headgear

A vote on a proposed standard for a soft helmet is expected in the new year.