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Reforming Police & Election Laws

March 5, 2021 Dear Friend: I don’t know about you, but I love a good milkshake. My staff stopped by Chick & Ruth’s Deli to pick up a ‘Senator Kagan Milkshake’ for me after a particularly long day of bill hearings!   There’s a[...]

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MORE ENFORCEMENT POWERS NEEDED IN MARYLAND’S PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT TO MAKE GOVERNMENT MORE TRANSPARENT

March 5, 2021 By: Lisa Kershner Read the full article here.  Maryland’s public access ombudsman and the chair of the Public Information Act Compliance Board say they need greater enforcement powers to make state and local government more transparent to[...]

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Maryland Lawmakers Debate Bill to Expand School-Based Telehealth

March 4, 2021 By: Eric Wicklund Read the full article here.  Only 18 of Maryland’s 86 school-based health centers are currently allowed to offer telehealth. An emergency bill making its way through the Legislature would make it easier for those[...]

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Kalman Hettleman: Will the General Assembly Be Able to Hold MSDE More Accountable?

March 3, 2021 By: Guest Commentary Read the full article here.  As Elizabeth Shwe reported last week in Maryland Matters, an emergency bill introduced by Senate President Bill Ferguson requires a consultant study of the capacity of the Maryland State Department of Education,[...]

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Bill Letting Schools Offer Telehealth Advances

March 3, 2021 By: Elizabeth Shwe Read the full article here.  An emergency measure, already approved in the Senate, to allow each of Maryland’s 86 school-based health centers to offer telehealth was voted out of a House education subcommittee Tuesday.[...]

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Public Health, Police Reform, & Passing the Senate!

February 27, 2021 Dear Friend:   With false-positive COVID tests and moving my important emergency telehealth legislation, we finally hit the halfway point in our 90-day session!   Moving Forward with Telehealth My emergency legislation SB278 to provide telehealth for School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs)[...]

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Senator Sponsors Bill To Cleanse Hospital Visitors of Dirty Doorknob Dread

February 26, 2021 By: Danielle Gaines Read the full article here. Everyone knows the feeling. You’ve soaped up, scrubbed your hands, dried off, and then … you’ve got to touch a door handle to get out. “No ability to exit[...]

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Senate President Seeks to Enhance State Ed. Board to Prepare for Blueprint Reforms

By: Elizabeth Shwe February 25, 2021 Read the full article here.  Maryland lawmakers are trying to strengthen the State Board of Education in preparation for the sweeping education reform plan that is poised to become law next month. Senate President[...]

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Wes Moore Actively Exploring 2022 Bid for Governor

By: Josh Kurtz February 24, 2021 Read the full article here. Wes Moore, the Baltimore born and bred author, anti-poverty advocate and social entrepreneur, is actively contemplating seeking the Democratic nomination for governor in 2022. Moore earlier this month announced[...]

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Sweeping Climate Bill Passes Senate Committee After Four Voting Sessions

February 23, 2021 By: Elizabeth Shwe Read the full article here. The Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee has advanced an omnibus climate action bill that would put Maryland on track towards achieving statewide net-zero emissions by 2045. The[...]

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