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$1.3 billion COVID-19 relief plan, HBCU settlement advance in Maryland Senate

February 3, 2021 By: Madeleine O’Neill Read the full article here.   Maryland senators gave initial approval Wednesday for a $1.3 billion COVID-19 economic relief bill and for a major financial settlement with the state’s historically Black colleges and universities. The[...]

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Maryland Senate gives preliminary OK to $1.5B stimulus package

February 3, 2021 By: Holden Wilen Read the full article here. The Maryland Senate gave preliminary approval on Wednesday to a $1.5 billion stimulus package, setting it up for a final vote on Friday. Lawmakers have been moving quickly to[...]

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Vaccinating 911 Telecommunicators Is a National Imperative

January 29, 2021 By: John Chiaramonte Read the full article here. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of life for most Americans and our nation’s emergency responders particularly have been affected by the disease. Like first responders working in the[...]

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Bills To Watch This Session In The Maryland General Assembly

January 22, 2021 By: CBS Baltimore Staff View the full article here. ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The latest session of the Maryland General Assembly kicked off last week with a number of changes due to COVID-19. While the virus and recovery efforts[...]

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Schools in Maryland May Soon Be Teaching Students the Risks of Gambling

January 22, 2021 By: Eva Ivanova Read the full article here. High schools in Maryland may embrace a new school subject about the risks of gambling. The school program is suggested as part of the schools’ curriculum. The Risks of[...]

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Gambling risks for youth may be taught in Md. high schools

January 21, 2021 By: Patrick Hauf Read the full article here. Capital News Service — Maryland high schools may soon be required to adopt a curriculum on gambling addiction, depending on the fate of one bill in the state legislature. SB0243,[...]

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January 21, 2021 By: Suzanne Pollock Read the full article here. A local eight-year-old is no stranger to doing good deeds and for getting local and attention attention. Cavanaugh Bell of Gaithersburg received the spotlight treatment during Wednesday night’s “Celebrating America” television[...]

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5 environmental bills to watch during 2021 Maryland Legislative Session

January 19, 2021 By: Julia Rentsch Read the full article here. In a 90-day session characterized by distanced meetings, earlier deadlines and restricted visiting procedures for COVID-19 safety, the Maryland General Assembly will hear a slate of environmental bills that[...]

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State Election Officials Recommend More Drop-Off Boxes for Ballots in 2022

January 15, 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 As lawmakers float ambitious election reforms including permanently expanding mail-in voting,[...]

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Maryland legislature gets down to the ‘people’s business’ with less pomp, more reflection on 2021 opening day

January 13, 2021 By: Pamela Wood and Bryn Stole Read the full article here.  In the midst of a turbulent time in American politics and with the coronavirus pandemic raging, Maryland’s state lawmakers convened their annual legislative session Wednesday. The[...]

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