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Maryland K-12 schools paid out $15,963 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in Maryland spent $15,963 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 13th highest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

7.8% of Maryland residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

Maryland residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 7.8 percent of the state’s population, the third lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

Maryland offers 83 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Maryland number 83, the 13th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Maryland schools get 52.6% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

Nearly 53 percent of Maryland public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the 14th highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Maryland reach $8.4 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Maryland amount to $8.4 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 12th highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Maryland averaged $69,627

Teachers’ salaries in Maryland averaged $69,627 for the 2017-2018 school year, the eighth highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in Maryland reach $5.4 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Maryland amount to $5.4 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 15th highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Maryland’s public pensions are 73.7 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Maryland’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 73.7 percent of the total, the 22nd highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Maryland reach $21.6 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Maryland amount to $21.6 billion, the 16th highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Maryland

The Baltimore-Columbia-Towson metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Maryland, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Maryland earns grade of D for manufacturing health

Maryland received a grade of D on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Calvert County’s $4,665-per-month cost of living is the highest in Maryland

Residents of Calvert County need to make $4,665 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Maryland.

Maryland’s public pensions are 74.2% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Maryland’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 74.2 percent of the total, the 19th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Maryland disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in Maryland is $28,844, study finds

College graduates in Maryland have an average debt burden of $28,844, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 37.8% of total state, local levies in Maryland, study finds

State income tax revenues in Maryland represent 37.8 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

Maryland scores 69.7 out of 100 in litigation climate survey

Maryland earned a score of 69.7 out of 100 in a new ranking of state litigation climates released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

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