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Without Funding, Policy Won’t Fight Hunger

There was much to celebrate at the end of this year’s legislative session, including the passage of a number of anti-hunger bills. Nevertheless, without adequate funding behind them, the bills passed do little to end hunger. One in eight households in Maryland struggle to get

Political Power Struggles Hurt Baltimore Communities

Freddie Gray died two years ago yesterday while in police custody. As anger, unrest, and litigation made Baltimore a fixture in national headlines in the aftermath, one positive development seemed likely to come from this tragic event: a renewed commitment in Annapolis to invest in

An Unregulated Tax Preparation Industry Harms Maryland Families

Last Saturday, I was finishing preparing a client’s tax return at the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in west Baltimore that I run. As we were completing the signature pages, she asked me if preparers could file your taxes without your signature. I told