Commentary: Maryland’s $20B pension punt

Maryland’s legislative session is about to conclude full of sound and fury but signifying nothing on Maryland’s largest fiscal crisis: the state pension system’s $20 billion shortfall. More than 400,000 current and retired state employees depend on the Maryland State ...

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Police reform, without delay

Fraser Smith Big

In the matter of police reform, after Freddie Gray and after more than a dozen city police officers were indicted, we were told by the Trump Administration that 90 more days were needed to see if we really need a ...

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In praise of checks and balances

Steven Platt

In the last 60 days, we have witnessed in operation the “checks and balances” the architects of both the United States and Maryland Constitutions brilliantly and strategically built into the separation of powers set forth in both of those documents. ...

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