Madaleno releases tax returns

State Sen. Richard Madaleno released six years of federal and state tax returns on Tuesday. The gubernatorial candidate called on others in the race to do the same. In a statement, Madaleno said the release was an effort of transparency. It’s also a rebuke of President Trump, who never released his tax returns. According to the returns, he made $50,142 in 2012, and his and his husband’s combined wages were $175,953 in 2017. [Washington Post]

Researchers speculate what region could look like in 20 years

Researchers from the University of Maryland have built models to predict traffic congestion, where people will live and housing prices in the Washington and Baltimore region. They shared their findings with Gov. Larry Hogan and state officials on Wednesday. They came up with four models: one in which driverless cars become the norm, leading to less traffic congestion and more development farther from cities; another in which there’s more development in agricultural areas and rural subdivisions pop up; or focus on renewable energy and green technology could increase growth in cities; or if gas prices quadruple from a global shortage and more people move close to urban centers. [Washington Post]

Maryland hospitals crowded with mental health, drug patients

Hospital emergency rooms in the state are being overwhelmed with people seeking treatment for mental health or substance-abuse-related issues. Nearly one in four emergency visits in the state involves behavioral health problems. Most hospitals aren’t equipped to treat so many mental health patients. [AP]

Students recognized for message about preventing underage drinking

Teams from Montgomery Blair High School and Roberto Clemente Middle School won first place in a local contest promoting prevention of underage drinking. More than 24 groups made a 30-second public service announcement as part of the competition. [MCMedia]

Cloudy day ahead

Today should be mostly cloudy, with a high of 56 degrees and a 20 percent chance of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service. It’s also likely to be breezy, with winds up to 22 mph and gusts up to 43 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear, with a low around 35 and more winds.

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