On average, the construction of a new high school is estimated at $120 million. If the Baltimore County property tax rate were increased from $1.1 per $100 to $1.4 per $100, the county would realize an increase of nearly $250,000,000 — enough for two new high schools each year. The increase for schools need not be permanent. It would stay in effect long enough to raise the funds to bring Baltimore County's school inventory into the 21st century. It should also be noted that new schools are
For all his glaring faults — and there are many — the Trump candidacy is succeeding where the establishment fails in great part due to the fact that he is certainly not offering the prospect of more of the same. We have seen how the establishment has governed when given the chance, and few voters want to go back there.
Germany is using its size and wealth to compel its Eurozone partners to take a hard line toward Greece, but in the end, Germany has much to lose by forcing the Aegean nation to choose between more austerity and dumping the euro.
Maryland's economy grew by less than 1 percent last year — a rate that was about a third of the national average and 36th in the country, according to new gross domestic product data released Wednesday by Department of Commerce.
The latest "Measure of America" finds Baltimore and Maryland in a good place, as far as health, wealth and education. The study, by the Social Science Research Council, takes stock of well-being, and how it varies geographically and racially, every couple of years.