Before Governor Hogan took office, Maryland’s public schools were ranked first in the country for five years running. Now, under his leadership, we’ve slipped to sixth. As governor, I will reverse this trend by making sure we raise teacher pay by 29%, fund full-day universal Pre-K by legalizing and taxing marijuana for adult use, and force Annapolis to finally keep its promise to use all of the casino and lottery revenue to increase education spending, not replace money they’ve shifted to other priorities.

Great Cities: A Vision For Maryland’s Future

From Salisbury and Baltimore to Cumberland, our cities have experienced chronic underinvestment in education, transportation, and job creation. The uprisings following the killing of Freddie Gray revealed the depth of this chronic disinvestment and three years later we still have yet to answer this crisis of opportunity with policy change. As governor, I will invest in our cities to ensure equal opportunity for all and return them to the economic hubs they once were.