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Pension system investments earned 10% in FY ’17, but long term returns still lag

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com The investment portfolio of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System returned 10.02% for the fiscal year that ended June 30, raising the assets of the system to $49 billion, an increase of $3.6 billion over […]

Pension system investments earned 10% in FY ’17, but long term returns still lag

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By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com The investment portfolio of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System returned 10.02% for the fiscal year that ended June 30, raising the assets of the system to $49 billion, an increase of $3.6 billion over […]

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Maryland lags behind some states on school spending

A meeting of the Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, chaired by former university chancellor Brit Kirwan. MarylandReporter.com photo By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Maryland often prides itself on how good

Montgomery businesses ream County Council for reintroducing $15 minimum wage bill before impact study

By Glynis Kazanjian For MarylandReporter.com The Montgomery County business community blasted the majority of the Montgomery County Council for re-introducing a revised $15 minimum wage bill without waiting for a

Treat minimum sentences like an emergency public health measure

By Nate Loewentheil For MarylandReporter.com Last week I was at a vigil for a young man named MJ in the Cherry Hill neighborhood of Baltimore. A few days earlier, he had

Time for the State Prosecutor to step in this mess

Maryland Senator Mike Miller (MarylandReporter.com photo) By Michael Collins For MarylandReporter.com Two intertwined issues exploded last week in what some consider a constitutional crisis, but this dispute is a bit overblown. The showdown

Montgomery Council will continue to pay salary of Greenberger

By Glynis Kazanjian For MarylandReporter.com After serving as the Montgomery County Council’s legislative information officer for 11 years, Neil Greenberger began a new job Monday in the Public Information Office of

Stopping ‘Gerrymandering’ politics heats up

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Elbridge Gerry was born 273 years ago Monday, but Common Cause, the League of Women Voters and the Hogan administration don’t want Maryland to forget the long-dead

Hogan getting ready for re-election

Gov. Larry Hogan addresses MBRG luncheon that drew 700 people. Governor's Office photo. Editor's Note: Portions of this article appeared in a column in July’s Business Monthly serving Howard and

MoCo Council candidate closing the gap on qualifying for public funding

County Council District 2 Republican candidate Ed Amatetti speaks to supporters at a June 11 fundraiser picnic at Seneca Creek Park in Gaithersburg. Courtesy photo By Glynis Kazanjian For MarylandReporter.com Ed Amatetti

Commentary: Why cut the $73M Bay program that provides billions in benefits?

By Kim Coble Chesapeake Bay Foundation for Bay Journal There was more good news for the Bay this spring. There is clear consensus in the scientific community that the health of

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