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  • Senate must slow down the charge to upend the way Md. regulates utility rates

    Senate must slow down the charge to upend the way Md. regulates utility rates

    It’s not at all surprising to see lobbyists for utility companies supporting a bill in Annapolis that the Office of the People’s Counsel, a state agency that protects consumer interests, opposes. But when all five members of the Public Service Commission show up to testify against the bill, it’s...

  • Getting Kirwan back on track

    Getting Kirwan back on track

    Implementing the recommendations of the Kirwan Commission was never going to be easy. It requires big changes in how we educate students, train and evaluate teachers and provide resources to school systems. And it will cost billions per year when fully phased in, money the state does not presently...

  • We need more protections for sex-trafficking victims

    We need more protections for sex-trafficking victims

    In Maryland, sex trafficking victims can have embarrassing and trauma-inducing convictions of prostitution cleared from their records. But their past still follows them because other crimes they may have been forced to commit by their traffickers remain on the books. As The Sun’s Catherine Rentz...

  • Ex-offenders have a right to a job

    Ex-offenders have a right to a job

    For all the talk about second chances for those with a criminal past, people routinely run up against closed doors when they leave prison and try to find a job. They may take part in vocational training and even earn college degrees behind bars, but the stigma that comes with having a criminal...

  • University of Maryland Medical System board's staggering conflicts must be banned

    University of Maryland Medical System board's staggering conflicts must be banned

    The University of Maryland Medical System’s awards of millions of dollars in contracts to members of its own board is a terrible business practice that must be stopped. The contracts for everything from pest control to the purchase of thousands of children’s books written by Mayor Catherine Pugh...

  • Alternative Fact of the Week: Collusion allusions, illusions, delusions

    Alternative Fact of the Week: Collusion allusions, illusions, delusions

    In the world of alternative facts, context is your best road map. People may say things that are blatantly untrue — and when caught lying, say them again only louder (or, in the case of Twitter, in ALL CAPS) — but if you can at least understand why some umbrella salesman claims it’s raining outside...

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