Tag: budget

UB Used a ‘Shark Tank’-Style Game to Evaluate Academic Programs

Edgar Allen Poe’s statue at the University of Baltimore. Photo by jpellgen, via Flickr.

What happens when a college evaluates academic programs like they’re investment opportunities? Apparently it loses its history and philosophy departments, in a scenario for the University of Baltimore.

‘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.

Water Bills Will Soon be Too Expensive for More than Half of Baltimore Households, Report Says

Photo by Ángelo González

Baltimore’s ongoing water and sewer rate hikes are fast becoming too expensive for most of the city, according to a new report by an independent economist.

City Schools Officials Hand Out 115 Pink Slips, Most of Them Outside of District Office

Baltimore City Schools headquarters on North Avenue, via Wikimedia Commons

Baltimore City Public Schools is set to lay off 115 full-time employees this month, most of them in actual schools, rather than the central district office on North Avenue.

President Trump Still Plans to Eradicate Chesapeake Bay Program Funding Next Year

Maryland Ranks Low Among States Worth Spending Your Retirement In
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With the release of his full 2018 budget proposal, Donald Trump today made it clear he intends to keep his promise to make massive federal spending cuts next year. And despite plenty of pushback from Congress, the president still plans to do away with the $73 million set aside for the Chesapeake Bay Program, a 34-year-old bipartisan effort to clean up North America’s largest estuary.

Maryland’s Members of Congress Pushing for New FBI Headquarters with Funds Now Earmarked in Budget Bill

The aging FBI headquarters in D.C.

Buried within the language of a newly announced $1 trillion omnibus budget bill in Congress is a half-billion-dollar stipulation for a new FBI headquarters that could greatly benefit the State of Maryland.

Gov. Hogan Proposes Nearly $24 Million in Additional Funding for City Schools

Photo via Gov. Larry Hogan/Twitter

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Sunday offered to help Baltimore City Schools bridge a $130 million funding gap for next school year in a deal with some attached “fiscal accountability requirements,” though one Maryland lawmaker says his offer may be for naught.