Monthly Archives: February 2019

Maryland Senate Black History Month Celebration Series: Remembering Senator Harry A. Cole (1921-1999)

Just over twenty years ago saw the passing of a true pioneer in Maryland history. It’s hard to find someone who broke more barriers in Maryland’s history than did former Maryland State Senator and Court of Appeals Judge Harry A. Cole.  The first African-American elected to the Maryland State Senate, the first African-American to serve […]

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McCray Leads Senate Fight for Fifteen

In a Thursday afternoon hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Cory McCray (District 45 – Baltimore City) presented legislation (Senate Bill 280) that would gradually increase Maryland’s minimum wage to $15 by the year 2023. Under the legislation, the state minimum wage would rise to $11 by the end of 2019 and then an […]

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Kramer Seeks Reform in Maryland Alcohol Regulations

Senator Ben Kramer (District 19 – Montgomery) detailed his proposed legislation to reform state alcohol regulations in a Thursday afternoon press conference. Joined by Delegate Warren Miller (District 9A – Howard and Carroll), Chairman Bruce Poole (of the Maryland Task Force to Study State Alcohol Regulation, Enforcement, Safety), and several state public safety advocates, the […]

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Maryland Senate Black History Month Celebration Series: Remembering Senator Gwendolyn Britt (1941-2008)

Few members ever elected to the Maryland Senate came to their positions with as great a history of advocacy as did Senator Gwendolyn T. Britt. A businesswoman, realtor, and human resources professional by trades, Britt served just five short but impactful years in the Maryland Senate (2003-2008).  Although her time in the Senate was brief, […]

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