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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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$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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