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Hogan’s nonpublic schools funding gets ‘BOOST’ from students

Gov. Larry Hogan high-fives students at a nonpublic school advocacy rally in Annapolis on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Opponents of Gov. Hogan’s nonpublic school funding argue that public funds should be used for public schools. (Aaron Rosa/Capital News Service)

By Sean Whooley

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland —Hundreds of private school students, faculty, parents and supporters piled onto Lawyers Mall in Annapolis on Tuesday for a rally to support Gov. Larry Hogan’s funding for nonpublic schools.

Trump’s EPA reverses decision to strip years’ worth of funding for Bay Journal

Photo by Farragutful, via Wikimedia Commons

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reversed course on a decision to rescind years’ worth of future funding for a nonprofit publication that’s covered the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort for nearly three decades.

‘Recycled,’ Not ‘Returned’: How City Schools May Have Actually Lost Out on $66 Million to Fix Schools

Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters on North Avenue. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

The figure $66 million has popped up again and again during the recent debate on heating and facilities repairs at city schools.

In Announcing School Legislation, Emergency Funding, Hogan Slams City Schools Over Heating

Gov. Larry Hogan holds a press conference on education legislation. Image via Facebook Live.

Gov. Larry Hogan today announced legislation to create an office of the state education inspector general to look into complaints on illegal and unethical conduct by school administrators, as well as $2.5 million in discretionary funding from the state’s Catastrophic Event Account to fix the “immediate, horrendous, failing HVAC systems crisis” in Baltimore.

Roca, a Nonprofit Anti-Violence Program, Coming to Baltimore with Help from Private Donors

Mayor Pugh and dozens of stakeholders gather for a press conference. Photo via Mayor Catherine Pugh/Twitter.

A Massachusetts-based anti-violence program that works with the toughest-to-reach of young men will be opening an office in Baltimore in 2018, Mayor Catherine Pugh announced today.

Hogan Says Md. Will Spend $50 Million on Smart Traffic Lights

Photo by Matt Mendoza, used under a Creative Commons license

Continuing his fascination with transportation technology, Gov. Larry Hogan announced new funding on Wednesday for software-controlled traffic lights.

Trump’s EPA Cancels Years’ Worth of Funding for Chesapeake Bay Journal

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Photo by Farragutful, via Wikimedia Commons.

A nearly three-decade-old newspaper devoted to covering the Chesapeake Bay’s restoration is about to lose a major chunk of its revenue, thanks to an abrupt decision by Trump administration.

Open Works Offering Cash, Studio Space and Mentorship to Makers in New Startup Pitch Competition

Photo via Open Works

Greenmount Avenue-based maker space Open Works is offering entrepreneurs a chance to win a half-year of free workshop time, thousands in cash and a spot in a six-week “business boot camp” to help get their startup off the ground.

Hogan Administration Announces $10M to Fight Opioid Crisis, Plus Money for a 24-Hour Crisis Center in Baltimore

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Several months out since Gov. Larry Hogan called a state of emergency and announced $50 million coming over the next five years to fight Maryland’s worsening opioid crisis, the money is starting to flow.