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Political Power Struggles Hurt Baltimore Communities

April 20, 2017 by Christopher Meyer
Freddie Gray died two years ago yesterday while in police custody. As anger, unrest, and litigation made Baltimore a fixture read more

Maryland Made Progress in the 2017 General Assembly Session

April 12, 2017 by Kali Schumitz
Maryland’s 2017 General Assembly Session came to a close Monday night. While there were also plenty of good ideas left read more

Child Support Payments Should Support Families, not Government

March 16, 2017 by MDCEP
Position Statement in support of Senate Bill 1009 Given before the Senate Finance Committee When a Maryland parent makes a read more

Maryland’s Bail System Causes Undue Economic Harm, Wastes State Resources

March 7, 2017 by MDCEP
Position Statement Supporting House Bill 1390 Given before the House Judiciary Committee Mounting evidence overwhelmingly indicates that Maryland’s bail system read more

Child Support Payments Should Support Families, not Government

March 2, 2017 by MDCEP
Position Statement in support of House Bill 1469 Given before the House Appropriations Committee When a Maryland parent makes a read more

The State of Working for American Indians in Maryland

October 10, 2016 by Christopher Meyer
Maryland is home to about 58,000 American Indians, about 1 percent of the state’s population. Although they have the longest read more

Rising Incomes in the State Still Leave Too Many Marylanders Behind

September 23, 2016 by Christopher Meyer
Last year, typical Maryland families saw their largest income gains since the Great Recession. At the same time, about one read more

A $15 Minimum Wage Would be Good for Maryland Workers and Boost the Economy

May 23, 2016 by MDCEP
Many hardworking Maryland families struggle to pay bills and put food on the table because they are not paid enough read more

Baltimore One Year After the Death of Freddie Gray

April 19, 2016 by Benjamin Orr
Today marks one year since Freddie Gray’s death and, like many Baltimoreans, it is prompting me to reflect on the read more

Unemployment Rate Drops but Many Working Families Still Struggle to Make Ends Meet

March 3, 2016 by Mark Scott
Maryland’s standard of living is not increasing, even though more residents have jobs than at any point in recent history. read more
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