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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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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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To Address Climate Change, Schools Encouraged to Go Green

To Address Climate Change, Schools Encouraged to Go Green By: Elizabeth Shwe February 18, 2021 Read the full article here.  Some lawmakers are confronting the climate crisis by targeting school buildings, one of the largest energy consumers in local jurisdictions.[...]

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Recycling market development bill headed for governor’s signature in Maryland

February 17, 2021 By: Megan Quinn Read the full article here.  Dive Brief: A bill to create a state recycling market development program in Maryland has been approved in both the state House and Senate and is headed to Gov.[...]

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Bill Would Require State Agencies, Local Boards of Elections To Live-Stream Meetings

February 3, 2021 By: Bennett Leckrone Read the full article here. The Maryland State House. Photo by Danielle E. Gaines. After a lengthy battle to get the State Board of Elections to broadcast its meetings online, Sen. Cheryl C. Kagan[...]

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