The state says it’s ‘giving away millions’ – but it’s raking in even more.
Since August, most Central American “unaccompanied minors” who came to Maryland over the summer — often to escape gang violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — moved into Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. School systems say they need more mental health and family counseling to respond to many students’ trauma.
Horseshoe Casino, plopped right in the middle of impoverished South Baltimore, was supposed to inject new life into “historically ignored” communities mired with high crime and unemployment rates, poor health and lackluster housing. But city agencies’ needs have skyrocketed since the casino’s opening — and the community-intended fund has absorbed the costs.
Diversity in the General Assembly will not likely keep pace with Maryland’s growing minority populations. Some minority lawmakers and political groups said this is due in part to redistricting that clumps together or slices across minority populations to keep Democratic incumbents in power.