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  • City school board considers new charters

    City school board considers new charters
    The Baltimore city school board is considering applications to open or expand charter schools, even as questions are debated about funding levels for the ones it currently has. Five programs, including three new schools, were reviewed by the school board...
  • Successful first term in Annapolis [Letter]

    Editor: My first session in the Maryland General Assembly was interesting to say the least. I can tell you that from all accounts, having Gov. Hogan in the governor’s mansion has changed the way business is done in Annapolis — for the...
  • MdTA approves Maryland toll reductions

    The Maryland Transportation Authority's board voted Thursday to reduce tolls statewide at the urging of Gov. Larry Hogan — mostly for E-ZPass drivers but also for those who pay cash at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The $6 cash toll to cross the Bay...
  • Toll reduction is what voters wanted

    Toll reduction is what voters wanted
    While The Baltimore Sun's editorial, "What price for lower tolls?" (May 8), says "we look like suckers" for Gov. Larry Hogan's bold move to reduce tolls, I say pass me another lollipop. After punishing increases in the Maryland tolls that have...
  • Edwards, Van Hollen spar over Social Security, trade

    Edwards, Van Hollen spar over Social Security, trade
    The two Democratic candidates running for Senate in Maryland came out swinging in their first formal exchange on Sunday, debating each other's commitment to Social Security, effectiveness in office and electability in next year's general election. In...
  • School lessons to be learned from Freddie Gray

    School lessons to be learned from Freddie Gray
    Baltimore can be proud of its civic response to the rioters and to the criminal charges brought against six police officers. We can be optimistic that police brutality will decrease measurably. But the aftermath of the tragedy of Freddie Gray should be...
  • School board adopts Thornton budget, but funding questions remain

    School board adopts Thornton budget, but funding questions remain
    The Baltimore city school board voted Monday to adopt a $1.3 billion budget proposed by schools CEO Gregory Thornton, but a funding increase for neighborhood schools remains in limbo and charter school leaders say they're being shortchanged. The 5-2 vote...
  • Letters: Gullible libertarians; Annapolis library; Vocational education

    Gullible libertarians My letter titled "Radical libertarians" (The Capital, March 31) argued that reducing the size of government does not inherently result in better government. The narrative that "big government" is the cause of all that is wrong with...
  • Mayor's authority to impose curfew questioned

    Mayor's authority to impose curfew questioned
    The Maryland Public Defender's Office is arguing in court that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake exceeded her authority last month when she imposed a citywide curfew amid the unrest that followed the death of Freddie Gray. City prosecutors,...
  • Ex-felons to Hogan: Let us vote now

    Ex-felons to Hogan: Let us vote now
    Perry Hopkins expects his future grandchildren to ask where he was the day the United States elected its first black president. He'll have to say he was a convicted felon, released from prison but not yet allowed to cast a vote. "That's part of my...
  • After riot, school advocates want more money from Hogan, Rawlings-Blake

    After riot, school advocates want more money from Hogan, Rawlings-Blake
    Dozens of education advocates at two separate events Monday called on Gov. Larry Hogan and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to increase funding for the city's schools, arguing the recent rioting in Baltimore shows the money is desperately needed. As a...