Local officials call for regionwide sales tax to fund Metro

By Cam Hasbrouck The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments released a report April 26 calling for a new region wide sales tax to raise money for Metro maintenance and expansion, according to the Washington Post. The Metro, which is estimated to require at least $15.5 billion over the next 10 years, will face a $7.5 billion dollar shortfall in the next decade, per the Washington Post. In order to … Continue reading Local officials call for regionwide sales tax to fund Metro

Maryland becomes first state to reimburse Planned Parenthood cuts

By Cam Hasbrouck The state of Maryland enacted a law earlier this month that would reimburse Planned Parenthood in the event that the federal government decides to cut funding to the organization, according to the Washington Post. The bill was one of 27 that the Maryland General Assembly sent to Gov. Larry Hogan earlier this month, fifteen of which became law without his signature, per … Continue reading Maryland becomes first state to reimburse Planned Parenthood cuts

COLUMN: It’s time to end the use of private prisons

Note: Donald Trump rescinded an Obama era executive order that phased out the use of private contractors to run federal prisons. Beltway Bulletin’s Cam Hasbrouck took on this issue in his column. Prison – It probably isn’t something you think about very often, unless you’re a die-hard fan of Orange is the New Black or The Shawshank Redemption (and even that is more Hollywood than … Continue reading COLUMN: It’s time to end the use of private prisons