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Deterioration of metro system prompts taxation debate

The state of the Washington D.C. Metro has greatly deteriorated over the course of the past several years. Within this time, the heavy rail transit system has become prone to frequent safety and performance issues, leading to incidents such as when the Metro experienced an emergency one-day shut-down…

Montgomery County considers new $15 minimum wage bill

In January 2017, Montgomery County executive Isiah Leggett vetoed a proposed bill which would have eventually raised the county’s hourly minimum wage to $15. The bill in question was passed by the county council by a narrow margin but struck down after the veto. Following some revision, councilmember…

Hogan opposes the implementation of ESSA in Maryland school systems

Controversy over the education issue arose anew with the advent of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Passed in 2015 under President Obama’s administration, ESSA seeks to improve state accountability and set a standard for the level of education which all students should be able to access.…

Controversy over the Pledge of Allegiance

Every morning, millions of students from kindergarteners to high schoolers across the nation stand and recite the Pledge…

Hogan and O’Malley push to end gerrymandering

Incumbent Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) and former Governor Martin O’Malley (D), have both taken a public stance…

Hogan administration plan to reform Maryland charter schools

Governor Hogan recently announced his plan to expand charter school options and increase the amount of scholarship money…

Hogan proposes college tuition increase cap and tax-deductible student loans

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently proposed a bill centered around college tuition. The proposed bill allocates $17.5 million…

New bills seek to limit Maryland’s cooperation with immigration authorities

Recently, Democratic Maryland lawmakers have proposed two new bills aimed at limiting the extent to which state and…

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