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Maryland ranks 43rd in annual tax climate ranking

Maryland finished 43rd in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College basketball coach is highest-paid public employee in Maryland

Mark Turgeon, head basketball coach at the University of Maryland, College Park, earned $2.85 million in 2018, making Turgeon the highest-paid public employee in Maryland last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Maryland to reach $23.7 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Maryland arts agencies are projected to reach $23.7 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $3.95 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Maryland levies a total tax on lodging of 6%

Hotel room bills in Maryland tack on a total state lodging tax of 6 percent, the 25th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

3 counties in Maryland are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

Three counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website and media reports.

4,175 borrowers in Maryland filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Maryland who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 4,175, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$2.3 billion in federal research dollars flowed to Maryland in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Maryland totaled $2.3 billion in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Maryland received $4 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $4,029,267 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Maryland, the 30th highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Maryland 2-year college students pay $4,680 in tuition and fees

Maryland two-year colleges charged students $4,680 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 31st lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

6 U.S. House members from Maryland make $174,000 annually

Each of six U.S. House of Representatives members representing Maryland draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Maryland 4-year university tuitions jumped 10.3% over 15 years

Maryland four-year public university tuition and fees went from $9,171 in 2004-05 to $10,115 in 2019-20, the second smallest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Maryland legislators make base salary of $50,330 per year

State lawmakers in Maryland now draw a base salary of $50,330 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 58 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Maryland community college tuitions jumped 18.5% over 15 years

Maryland two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $4,034 in 2004-05 to $4,782 in 2019-20, the seventh smallest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Maryland governor makes annual salary of $170,000

The governor of Maryland now draws a yearly salary of $170,000, the 13th highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates Maryland K-12 schools spent $14.6 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Maryland spent an estimated $14.6 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 1.1 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Maryland children in foster care numbered 3,973 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Maryland at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 3,973, a 1.3 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

43 jurisdictions, including Maryland, require sales tax collections for online purchases

Maryland is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

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