This tax season marks the beginning of the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program, which lets people without health insurance simply check a box on their state income tax return to start the process of enrolling in a health plan.
The Census being take this year will influence the political and socio-economic agenda for the next ten years. Unfortunately, many immigrants or other won’t get counted unless there is a push to find typically under represented populations.
The chair of a special commission that has recommended billions be spent to improve Maryland's schools says in response to criticism of the cost, said that the recommendations are based on proven practices of the world’s best performing school systems, are affordable and include a solid accountability structure.
There is no doubt that Baltimore has a crime problem, but the local media makes matters worse by exploiting our fears and by distorting our perceptions about the criminality of black communities and particularly black men.
Safe consumption sites give people people addicted to drug a safe place to use under the care of a medical professional, but if Maryland is to eventually adopt these sites, state officials should make sure they aren't targeted by police.
As we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and prepare for Black History Month in February, we need to do more than recall what was and instead be very much in the present, but informed by the past.
Legislation proposed by former Sen. President Mike MIiller and current Senate President Bill Ferguson to create a digital advertising tax to pay for the multibillion dollar Kirwan Commission education plan is anti-business.
Maryland lawmakers are going to have come up with a way to pay for billions of dollars in education upgrades under the Kirwan commission plan, and one way to do that would be to modernize the state's tax code and get rid of loopholes that benefit special interests.
Baltimore's violence doesn't make me afraid, but instead creates a deep sadness because every time I hear about a new homicide, I know that it is likely to be a black face that is the victim; somebody who looks like my nephew, niece or cousin.