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Silver Spring Transit Center Offers Lessons for Purple Line

Posted: May 18, 2015 at 7:59 am   /   FreeState, Newsletter

Sometime in the next two weeks, Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn is expected to announce his decision on whether the state will to move ahead with the Purple Line.  Before that, Prince George’s and Montgomery County Executives are meeting with Rahn to make their final pitch in support of the project. One of that meeting’s […]

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Governor Sides with Taxpayers

Posted: May 18, 2015 at 7:55 am   /   Newsletter

By Richard Fidler We’ve heard all the hysteria surrounding Governor Hogan’s decision to fund only half of the $136 million called for by the Geographic Cost of Education Index (GCEI).  Montgomery’s share of the unfunded $68 million would be $17 million.  Here are a few facts to get in the way of all the emotional […]

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Posted: May 18, 2015 at 7:40 am   /   Newsletter

By Deborah Lambert Despite the predictable calls for more education funding after last month’s upheaval in Baltimore, Gov. Hogan has wasted no time in publicly stating that Baltimore has already mismanaged the abundant assets currently at its disposal. Last week, the governor’s critics in Baltimore lambasted him for allocating $68 million to fund state employees’ […]

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Hogan Makes Good Use of Line Item Veto

Posted: May 18, 2015 at 7:34 am   /   Newsletter

By Nick Peang-Meth The prevailing headline out of Annapolis last week was Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to stand by the $150 million commitment he made to the state pension program in his initial budget proposal. The move caught the ire of teachers unions and Democratic legislators who had wanted the money to go to education […]

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