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Kirwan commission wrangles over who will oversee increased education funding, school reform

By Len Lazarick and Michael Jefferson For MarylandReporter.com As the Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education moved closer to recommending billion-dollar increases in K-12 funding along with major structural changes, commission Chairman Brit Kirwan again stressed his repeated […]

Kirwan commission wrangles over who will oversee increased education funding, school reform

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By Len Lazarick and Michael Jefferson For MarylandReporter.com As the Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education moved closer to recommending billion-dollar increases in K-12 funding along with major structural changes, commission Chairman Brit Kirwan again stressed his repeated […]

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Hogan beats Jealous 52%-36% in Gonzales poll, but Democrat questions accuracy

In the first media poll since the June 26 primary, pollster Patrick Gonzales finds Republican Gov. Larry Hogan getting over 50% support for the first time against a Democrat.

Maryland grapples with national crisis of mental illness in jails

By Meg Tully MarylandReporter.com A man shot in Silver Spring recently is a stark example of the importance of police training in responding to those in mental health crisis, says the

Democrats see higher turnout as key to victory

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Democratic Party leaders see increasing turnout as the key to victory in the fall. That’s the focus of the Howard County party headquarters that opened on Friday

County administrator finds fault with pension map, commentary

By Ken Decker County Administrator, Caroline County For MarylandReporter.com I appreciate Carol Park’s nod to Caroline County in her Aug. 8 commentary in MarylandReporter.com about local government pensions (Pension map shows counties

Pension map shows counties have liabilities too

By Carol Park Maryland Public Policy Institute Given the scarce media attention on Maryland state government’s public pension crisis, which includes a $19.7 billion shortfall, Marylanders could be forgiven for not

Maryland earns 8% on pension funds, raising total to $52 billion

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com For the second year in a row, Maryland’s retirement and pension system beat its target return on investment, earning 8.06% and raising the fund that pays for

Many state employees don’t get evaluated, auditors find, citing poor training of supervisors

By Meg Tully For MarylandReporter.com Not enough supervisors are getting training in the state government’s employee performance evaluation training program, state auditors have found. State law requires every state government employee to

Speaker Busch makes major leadership changes, presuming his own re-election

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch announced major changes in the House leadership Tuesday that presumes he and many of his Democratic appointees will be re-elected against

District 30 Senate contest presents sharp contrasts in GOP’s ‘Drive for Five’

Gov. Larry Hogan, right, endorsed former delegate Ron George, center, for state Senate Tuesday, along with Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings, left. By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com In the Republican “Drive for Five,”

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