Daycare costs in our region are among the highest in the nation, and there are long waitlists for spots at quality daycare centers. We explore the challenges for families, providers, and local officials trying to address the problem.
Last week, Maryland became the first state in the country to guarantee that local Planned Parenthood locations will be reimbursed by the state if federal funding is cut. The bill became law after Governor Larry Hogan allowed the deadline to either sign or veto the legislation to pass without action. The law puts Maryland at the forefront of the national debate regarding states rights and public funding for family planning services and abortion. Kojo explores what the newly-passed law protecting Planned Parenthood means for Maryland and the region.
WAMU 88.5 is exploring the local impact of the new administration. Learn more about The Trump Effect.
- Kathleen Dumais Member, Maryland House of Delegates for Montgomery County; @KathleenDumais1
- Ryan Bomberger Founder, The Radiance Foundation; @lifehaspurpose
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