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  • Death of infant left inside a truck in Lansdowne ruled accidental

    Death of infant left inside a truck in Lansdowne ruled accidental
    The Baltimore County state's attorney's office will determine whether to pursue charges against a Lansdowne man in the death of a 16-month-old girl who was left in a hot truck for four hours Friday. The medical examiner's office ruled that Sybriya...
  • Maryland braces for mandatory federal spending cuts

    Looming federal budget cuts the nation faces in January could strike a body blow to Maryland's economy, taking $2.5 billion in personal income out of residents' pockets and crimping social programs in health and human services, education, and workforce...
  • Comptroller: Audits bill would require duplicate work, wasteful spending

    Arguing that a proposal for increased city audits would result in duplicated efforts and wasteful spending, Baltimore Comptroller Joan Pratt and City Auditor Robert L. McCarty have submitted a letter to members of the City Council asking them to amend the...
  • Pratt responds to audit questions

    On July 30, The Sun published an op-ed by Mary Alice Ernish, founder of the grassroots non-profit Audit Baltimore, which contained a series of questions about the city's auditing practices. This week, Comptroller Joan Pratt, who oversees the city's...
  • We know how to help the poor, in the suburbs and in the city

    We know how to help the poor, in the suburbs and in the city
    Thank you for Jamie Smith Hopkins front page story on the growth of poverty in suburbs across Maryland ("Poor people in Balto.'s suburbs outnumber those in city," May 21). The article is must reading for policymakers, civic groups, faith-based leaders and...
  • Some in Laurel facing sequestration with optimism, others brace for trickle-down effect

    Some in Laurel facing sequestration with optimism, others brace for trickle-down effect
    When Congress and the White House failed to make a deal on budget cuts March 1, sequestration went into effect, requiring federal agencies to identify $85 billion in required cuts. The looming reductions, which will be spread across agencies —...
  • Head Start: Assessing what can't be measured

    Head Start: Assessing what can't be measured
    Now that sequestration is upon us, our nation's leaders continue to debate which federal programs provide the best bang for the buck. When they ask how effective Head Start is, many legislators have cited the Head Start Impact Study. It concludes that...
  • Sequestration is not the solution

    Sequestration is not the solution
    If Congress fails to deal with the looming threat of sequestration, March 1 will be devastating for millions of Americans. That will be the day that automatic, across-the-board spending cuts begin to take effect — cutting $1.2 trillion from...
  • County Executive Baker urges Congress to avoid sequestration

    County Executive Baker urges Congress to avoid sequestration
    Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III joined Howard County Executive Ken Ulman and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett Tuesday to urge Congress to find a way to avoid sequestration. "We want Congress to act, we need them to act now...
  • Don't cut the Head Start program

    Don't cut the Head Start program
    Over the past decade, multiple studies have confirmed that spending on high-quality early childhood education is a wise investment and a successful hedge against poverty. Children who attend Head Start, America's comprehensive early childhood...
  • Arts council brings music and more to Head Start students

    Arts council brings music and more to Head Start students
    Slim Harrison visits Howard County's Tubman Head Start Center with musical instruments that many preschoolers have never seen, and he brings tales and songs many have never heard. He takes the children on imaginary journeys to where the instruments,...
  • Early childhood education is an investment in the future

    Over the past decade many studies have reached the conclusion that investing in high-quality early childhood education is a successful hedge against poverty. Students who attend Head Start, America's comprehensive early childhood education and...