In face of Trump’s new policy, Maryland’s Howard County could become official sanctuary

WASHINGTON – Two Howard County Council members plan to push forward with legislation to declare their county a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants, even after President Donald Trump announced his intention to crack down on such jurisdictions. Fulfilling one of many…

D.C. Considers Offering One of Nation’s Most Generous Paid Leave Programs

Dalia Catalan and about 130 others testified last week at a hearing hosted by the D.C. Council, sharing their stories and reasons to support or oppose the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015.

Gov. O’Malley Says Inclusive Policies Are Best for Maryland Economy

Inclusive policies like the Dream Act, which provides in-state tuition for some undocumented immigrants, are key to building a successful economy in Maryland, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Thursday at the Center for American Progress, a progressive advocacy group.

Standing Against Violence: Clergymen Gather in D.C. in Solidarity against Urban Gun Violence

Clergymen from across the nation gathered in D.C. to call on lawmakers to take action against gun violence in urban neighborhoods.

Maryland Hits Hurdles in Race to the Top

Problems with teacher evaluation systems and data management have only slightly strained Maryland’s progress toward implementing Race to the Top reforms, according to a report released by the Center for American Progress.