Annapolis rally calls on Governor to fully fund mental health, addiction aid

-Hundreds rallied on Lawyer’s Mall in front of the State House on Thursday to urge Governor Hogan to “keep the door open” for those suffering from mental and behavioral health challenges. The demonstrators say the General Assembly last year expanded a program to tackle the heroin and opioid addiction problem. But, they say, the Governor’s budget proposal fails to fully fund it.

#InfrastructurePlan versus #InfrastructureScam: Trump’s proposed plan sparks debate online

President Donald Trump’s new infrastructure plan, unveiled earlier this week, sparks debate on social media.

Maryland 2018 budget increases spending over last year

Maryland’s budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which included $30.6 billion in state funds compared with $30.2 billion the year prior, passed the General Assembly March 28.

Gov. Larry Hogan touts smaller Maryland budget, no ‘serious cuts’

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced that his 2018 budget proposal includes less spending, in real dollars, than last year’s budget but includes “no serious cuts to any agencies or programs” and no new taxes. The governor said…

EPA funds pediatric asthma study at Johns Hopkins for Baltimore’s at-risk youth

Twenty percent of children in Baltimore suffer from asthma, which is more than double the national average. Lawmakers are taking the first step in clearing the air by funding a Johns Hopkins study that may bring them closer to preventing pediatric asthma.

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