Maryland casinos are pumping out billions for education. So why are there school budget deficits?

The Baltimore Sun

Photos

More

Inauguration & Women's March

Maryland Politics

More Maryland Politics

National Politics

More National Politics
  • Lawsuit: President Trump's business ties violate Constitution

    Lawsuit: President Trump's business ties violate Constitution

    To fight what it called a "grave threat" to the country, a watchdog group on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments. The lawsuit claims that Trump is violating a clause in the...

  • Trump to CEOs: I'll wipe out 75 percent of regulations, fast-track U.S. factories

    Trump to CEOs: I'll wipe out 75 percent of regulations, fast-track U.S. factories

    In the opening hours of his first formal day in the White House on Monday, President Trump welcomed leaders from several of the country's largest corporations and promised to wipe out at least 75 percent of government regulations that hinder their businesses, fast-track their plans to open factories...

  • Sen. Rubio announces support for Donald Trump secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson

    Sen. Rubio announces support for Donald Trump secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson

    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will vote for President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, he announced Monday, resolving the final major question surrounding Rex Tillerson's bid to be confirmed as the nation's top diplomat.While Tillerson's confirmation was effectively sealed Sunday, Rubio's...

  • Donald Trump's biggest campaign promises face Day One test

    Donald Trump's biggest campaign promises face Day One test

    As a candidate, Donald Trump made a slew of "Day One" promises that any president would find daunting. He declared that repealing and replacing his predecessor's health care law would be "one of his first acts as president." He released an 18-point plan for actions that would push forward sweeping...

Maryland

More Maryland

Video

More video

Business

More business

Entertainment

More entertainment

Lifestyle

More lifestyle

Sports

More sports

Opinion

More opinion
  • When Maryland bet on gambling, the casinos won

    When Maryland bet on gambling, the casinos won

    At the risk of over-simplifying Maryland's $40 billion-plus budget, the situation the state faced back in 2008 when it decided to legalize casino gambling was not that different from what many families were grappling with then. It was the scariest point in the great recession, and commitments made...

  • Women's marches about more than sexism

    Women's marches about more than sexism

    It shouldn't have to be explained, but obviously this has not been a season of deep thinking, so for those of you who don't get last weekend's marches, I'll lay it out in small, easy to understand words. The women's marches — which are better labeled the "Women's Movement," because the activism...

  • Overturn Hogan's clean energy veto

    Overturn Hogan's clean energy veto

    Developing clean, renewable energy and creating jobs isn't a partisan issue. That's why Marylanders of all political stripes were glad when Gov. Larry Hogan announced a plan to spend almost $65 million on job growth initiatives in green industries. We look forward to seeing the details, but at...

Events

Find or submit events

Sun Investigates

More Sun Investigates
  • Lower tolls didn't cost Maryland as much as expected, transportation secretary says

    Lower tolls didn't cost Maryland as much as expected, transportation secretary says

    The amount of money the state collects at the Bay Bridge fell by more than $28.1 million last year, after Gov. Larry Hogan reduced toll rates. That's a 35 percent drop. But a 9.4 percent increase in highway traffic helped defray that dip, according to figures released by the Maryland Transportation...

  • Baltimore police cut Taser use by nearly half in 2016

    Baltimore police cut Taser use by nearly half in 2016

    Baltimore police cut their use of Tasers nearly in half in 2016, a year when commanders put new limits on when officers can fire the stun guns, officials said. Officers reported 181 Taser incidents in 2016, a 46 percent decline from the record high of 347 in 2015, the Baltimore Police Department...

  • Baltimore consent decree contains denial of police misconduct allegations

    Baltimore consent decree contains denial of police misconduct allegations

    When the U.S. Department of Justice issued a scathing investigation into the Baltimore Police Department in August, city officials welcomed the findings. Then-Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the investigation, which found that city police routinely violate residents' civil rights, was an "important...

From the Vault

More Retro Baltimore
41°