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AJC Honors Md. State Sen. Cheryl Kagan

April 30, 2021 By: Eric Schucht Read the full article here.  Maryland state Sen. Cheryl Kagan’s passion for civic service, the Jewish community and Scrabble were all mentioned at a virtual event honoring her on April 25. Kagan, a Democrat[...]

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Maryland NG911 Commission Set to Reconvene

May 3, 2021 By: Kevin Kinnally Read the full article here. For a fourth and final year, the Commission to Advance Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911) Across Maryland this week will reconvene (virtually) to continue its work in guiding Maryland’s ambitious[...]

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April 26, 2021 By: Suzanne Pollak Read the full article here. Maryland Sen. Cheryl Kagan, who represents Gaithersburg and Rockville, was called “a life-long champion” for both Montgomery County and “the entire state of Maryland,” by U.S. Sen. Chris Van[...]

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In Rebuke to Hogan, Maryland Statehouse Passes Ethics Bill

April 13, 2021 By: Eric Cortellessa Read the full article here.  The Maryland Senate has unanimously voted for more enhanced disclosure requirements for elected officials, following a Washington Monthly exposé of Governor Larry Hogan who, unbeknownst to legislators or the[...]

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Maryland bills aim to make it easier to vote

April 8, 2021 By: Audrey Decker Read the full article here. After a polarizing 2020 presidential election and a worldwide pandemic, Maryland lawmakers are rethinking how to conduct voting. The General Assembly is considering multiple pieces of legislation that would[...]

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Md. Legislature Votes to Bolster Unemployment Insurance System

April 8, 2021 By: Jack Hogan Read the full article here. Emergency measures to help struggling businesses pay less in unemployment insurance taxes while simultaneously granting more funding to the unemployed were voted out of the Maryland Legislature last week[...]

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General Assembly Streamlines Emergency Management, Continues Support for NG911

April 8, 2021 By: Kevin Kinnally Read the full article here. The Maryland General Assembly passed SB 658 Maryland Department of Emergency Management – Establishment and Transfer of Maryland 9-1-1 Board, legislation that will elevate the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to[...]

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Shore lawmakers split on push to toss Maryland’s Confederate themed state song

April 2, 2021 By: Candice Spector Read the full article here. ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland General Assembly voted on Monday to say goodbye to “Maryland, My Maryland,” the state song that has been criticized for racist and controversial language. Some[...]

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Maryland Bill That Would Give All​ Adoptees Access To Original Birth Records Fails In Senate

April 1, 2021 By: Rachel Menitoff Watch the full piece here. ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — It’s something that most of us take for granted, an original birth certificate. But for many people who were adopted in Maryland, it isn’t so easy[...]

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Senate Panel Takes Up House Absentee Ballot Access Reform

April 1, 2021 By: Bennett Leckrone Read the full article here. A ballot drop-off box for the June primary outside the Edward Bohrer Recreation Center in Gaithersburg. File photo The Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee took up several[...]

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