NOW YOU KNOW: School Choice Will Help Students, Families, and Teachers

The following is an education update from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. With the 2023-2024 school year coming to a close, it’s essential to talk about the education crisis in Maryland and how to address it. The Blueprint for Maryland Schools was passed several years ago in Annapolis to address declining student achievement in science, math, and literacy skills. […]

NOW YOU KNOW: End-of-session review part I

The following is an op-ed piece from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. UPDATE: Part II can now be viewed here. Original story below… The 2023 Legislative Session proved to be full of wins and losses, as with any season in life! As a member of the Health and Government Operations (HGO) Committee, Delegate Szeliga sponsors and cosponsors many bills. […]

NOW YOU KNOW: The devastating loss of BOOST scholarships affects everyone

The following is an op-ed piece from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. The issue of tax credits for education scholarships has been debated in the State House Chambers since at least 2006. The proposals have had various names, Broadening Opportunity for All Students and Teachers, Maryland Education Credit, Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST), and more. None […]

NOW YOU KNOW: Baltimore County parents can’t afford to lose school choice

The following is an op-ed piece from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. Governor Wes Moore in his book, “The Other Wes Moore,” credits his non-public education for the solid foundation leading to his successful life. After Gov. Moore’s mother, Joy, saw what was happening in the public schools in their Bronx neighborhood; she did all she could to send […]

Governor Hogan announces preliminary FY24 budget plan, health care investments for rural and vulnerable communities [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced preliminary recommendations for the state’s Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) budget, a plan that supports continued economic growth and community revitalization, strong fiscal responsibility and budget sustainability, and key investments in critical areas—including expanding access to health care for rural and vulnerable communities. “I pledged to bring fiscal responsibility and common sense to our […]

Governor Hogan announces new grant program for Maryland non-public schools

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that the State of Maryland will launch a new $1.6 million grant program to provide additional support for non-public schools. “Every child in Maryland deserves access to a world-class education regardless of what neighborhood they happen to grow up in,” said Governor Hogan. “Through the first-ever school choice program in state history, we […]

Governor Hogan presents FY 2023 budget focused on tax relief, education, relief for underserved Marylanders [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday presented his Fiscal Year 2023 (FY 2023) surplus budget, which strengthens the state’s Rainy Day Fund to record levels, delivers major tax relief to retirees and working families, expands relief for vulnerable Marylanders, makes record investment in K-12 education and school construction, increases funding for the Maryland Park Service, fully funds Chesapeake Bay restoration, […]

Governor Hogan signs 66 bills into law [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday signed 66 bills into law, including legislation to preserve and expand telehealth and mental health services across the state, increase access to high-speed Internet, and bring critical reforms to the Maryland Environmental Service (MES). The governor was joined by Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones. “I want to thank our […]