Maryland Charter Schools Push for Independence; State Laws Keep Control With Local School Boards

Maryland’s public charter schools feel stifled under current state laws that keep them under the authorization and governance of local school boards, but the creation of separate charter school boards could cost taxpayers and students much more.

State Leaders and Activists Rally for Restrictions on Corporate Political Donations

State Senator Jamie Raskin to sponsor a bill that will increase corporations’ transparency in political donations

Hogan, Franchot Share Concerns Over Procurement, School Maintenance at Governor’s First Public Works Meeting

At his first Board of Public Works meeting, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan found an ally in Comptroller Peter Franchot, who supported the governor’s increased focus on school maintenance over replacement, and reforming the state’s contract-award process.

Cardin, Mikulski Oppose Obama Plan to Allow Offshore Drilling in Atlantic

The Obama administration announced Tuesday plans to allow offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, drawing opposition from Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski and other Democratic senators from coastal northeastern states.

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.

Gov. Hogan Says Western Maryland Will be Priority

Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday morning told a coalition from Allegany and Garrett counties that he will put the needs of Western Maryland at the top of his priority list.

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.

House Judiciary Committee Visits District Court Ahead of Session’s Work on Pretrial System

Delegates will review program that provides attorneys for defendants’ initial appearances

Confident Obama Proposes Middle Class Economic Solutions in State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama focused on strengthening the economic conditions of middle-class Americans and the measures he announced could have a significant impact on Maryland and Marylanders.

Maryland’s Congressional Delegation Reacts to the State of the Union

Members of Maryland’s Congressional delegation had the following reactions to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday night.