Daily Archives: March 1, 2019

Maryland Senate Celebrates Read Across America Day

Joined by education advocates from the Maryland State Education Association, Friday saw the annual celebration of Read Across America Day in the Maryland General Assembly. The annual tradition is truly a highlight of the legislative session as the famous children’s icon the Cat in the Hat comes to the Senate and House Chambers to visit […]

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Senator Lam Details Legislation to Expand Public Campaign Financing

Joined by advocates from the League of Women Voters of Maryland, Common Cause Maryland, the ACLU of Maryland, and the Maryland Association of Counties, Senator Clarence Lam (District 12 – Baltimore and Howard Counties) detailed his legislation to expand public campaign financing in Maryland elections in a Thursday afternoon meeting of the Senate Education, Health, […]

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Senator Ferguson Pursues Electoral College Reform

In a Thursday afternoon hearing of the Senate Education, Health, and Government Affairs Committee, Senator Bill Ferguson (District 46 – Baltimore City) detailed his proposed legislation (Senate Bill 582) to pledge Maryland’s Presidential Electoral College votes to the winner of the national popular vote. The legislation would take effect if another state or states (with […]

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Senator Hayes Leads Efforts to Enforce Ban on the Sale of Loose Cigarettes

In a Thursday afternoon hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Antonio Hayes (District 40 – Baltimore City) detailed his legislation (Senate Bill 310) that would prohibit the sale of loose cigarettes in Baltimore City. The bill correspondingly authorizes tobacco enforcement officers of the Baltimore City Health Department to enforce the ban and specifies related […]

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Senator Benson Champions Patients’ Bill of Rights Legislation

In a Thursday afternoon hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Joanne Benson (District 24 – Prince George’s County) introduced legislation that would require Maryland hospitals to present patients with a uniform list of the rights afforded to them as patients. According to the legislation, its’ aim is to: “promote the health, safety, and well-being […]

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