Conduit Street Podcast: A View From the Senate

June 26, 2020

By: Kevin Kinnally

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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Senator Cheryl Kagan joins Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson to discuss the 2020 legislative session and what may on tap for 2021. Topics include elections, Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911), telehealth, law enforcement, styrofoam, unemployment insurance, the debate over Maryland’s state song, and more!

From Senator Kagan’s biography:

“Senator Cheryl C. Kagan (D-District 17) represents Rockville and Gaithersburg and serves as the Vice Chair of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee. Sen. Kagan has earned a reputation as an independent-minded legislator with a strong voice for her constituents on public safety, consumer protection, transportation, government transparency, and more. While in the Senate, Kagan has passed landmark laws to help nonprofits; enhance our 9-1-1 emergency response systems; become the first State in the nation to ban “Styrofoam” food and beverage containers; and advocate for local governments.”

MACo has made the podcast available through all major platforms by searching Conduit Street Podcast. You can also listen on our Conduit Street blog with a recap and link to the podcast.

You can listen to previous episodes of the Conduit Street Podcast on our website.

Useful Links

Conduit Street Podcast: Elections – What a Week

Conduit Street Podcast: Holding Elections Amid a Pandemic

Conduit Street Podcast: Unemployment, From Every Angle

Previous Conduit Street Coverage: Senate Leaders Outline Roadmap for November Election

Previous Conduit Street Coverage: Governor Signs MACo’s NG911 Initiative

Previous Conduit Street Coverage: Maryland Pushes Back Styrofoam Ban

The Baltimore Sun: More join chorus this time for repealing ‘Maryland, My Maryland,’ the state’s pro-Confederate anthem

Maryland Nonprofit Development Center Program and Fund – Nonprofit, Interest-Free, Micro Bridge Loan Account (NIMBL)

State Board of Elections

Letter sent by President Ferguson and Chair Pinsky

EHE/W&M Hearing – June 16, 2020

Senator Kagan’s Op-ed in Maryland Matters

Unemployment Insurance

Senator Kagan’s letter to Governor Hogan

Coronavirus and Unemployment Resources


Senator Kagan’s letter to Dr. Karen Salmon on School-Based Health Centers

Maryland Matters article describing the telehealth discrepancy in schools

Prince George’s TV Interview on telehealth

State Song

Coverage from The Washington Post

Coverage from The Baltimore Sun

Senator Kagan’s Social Media/Website