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  • Charter schools and public accountability

    Charter schools and public accountability
    The charter school bill currently in the Maryland General Assembly would not permit schools run by "private institutions" ("Miller urges senators to pass Hogan's charter bill," March 17). Rather it would allow publicly accountable charter schools...
  • Bill would require fertility benefits for lesbians

    Bill would require fertility benefits for lesbians
    If Fiona M. Jardine had a husband, the expensive fertility treatments she's now undergoing would be covered by her health plan. But Jardine, 29, is married to a woman, so she and her wife have to pay out of pocket. A bill that would grant married...
  • A procurement officer could save Md. $100 million annually

    A procurement officer could save Md. $100 million annually
    As members of the Maryland General Assembly wrangle over budget cuts and deficits, it's tempting to think that there's a quick fix to the state's fiscal problems. But what if there was a way for the state of Maryland to save money that didn't involve...
  • Md. Senate approves commission to look at standardized tests

    The Maryland Senate voted unanimously to start double checking the state's answers when it comes to standardized tests. In a 46-0 vote on Wednesday, senators approved a bill to create a commission tasked with reviewing Maryland's system for testing...
  • A fatal lack of information

    A fatal lack of information
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland's new study of police-involved killings in the state during the last five years presents several disturbing findings, for example that the rate at which blacks die in such encounters is five times the rate...
  • Fracking liability bill given another day for work

    The Maryland Attorney General's office is weighing in on a bill to hold fracking companies more responsible for personal injury and property damage. Labeling the natural gas drilling technique as "ultrahazardous and abnormally dangerous" would impose...
  • Maryland budget receives preliminary OK in House

    A Maryland budget plan restoring education funds and state employee pay that had been scaled back in Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's budget proposal advanced Wednesday in the House of Delegates. The House, which is controlled by Democrats, gave initial...
  • Report: 109 people killed by police in Md. in 4 years

    Encounters with police in Maryland resulted in the deaths of at least 109 people during a four-year span, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union. According to the report, which ACLU staff and volunteers began...
  • Maryland Del. Jay Walker exploring run for Congress

    Maryland Del. Jay Walker says he's exploring a potential run for Congress. Walker, a Prince George's County Democrat, said in an interview after session Wednesday night in Annapolis that he is giving serious consideration to running for the U.S. House...
  • Hogan, Democrats reach deal on farm pollution

    Hogan, Democrats reach deal on farm pollution
    Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and General Assembly Democrats reached a deal Wednesday to settle a fight over how to curb bay-fouling pollutants flowing off farms. The compromise on chicken manure resolves a partisan conflict that stalled progress on...
  • Today's front page, weather & traffic

    Today's front page, weather & traffic
    Good morning, Baltimore! Here's what you need to know for Wednesday. WEATHER It’ll be sunny, windy and chilly today¬†with temperatures in the high 40s.¬† Winds will be a brisk 12 to 25 mph and will be out of the west northwest. There is a zero...