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Senate Passes Legislation to Include Public Art in More State Construction Projects

A Thursday vote saw Senators pass Senate Bill 12 requiring more State construction projects to include public art. The legislation sponsored by Senate Finance Committee Chairwoman Delores Kelley (District 10 – Baltimore County) came at the request of the Maryland Department of Commerce. With the legislation, it’s believed that a meaningful positive effect on the […]

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Senate Passes Transformational Kirwan Blueprint Legislation

In a 43-1 vote, Senators voted Wednesday afternoon to pass Senate Bill 1030 dubbed the Education Blue Print for Maryland’s Future. The legislation lays out a historic commitment to Maryland educational outcomes and is a direct result of the recommendations made by the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (also known as the Kirwan Commission) […]

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Senate Passes Election Day Voter Registration

In a Tuesday morning vote, Maryland Senators passed Senate Bill 449 that would allow individuals to register to vote and then subsequently cast their ballots on Election Day. To register to vote, these individuals would be required to bring a state-issued photo ID (or other official document recognized by the State Board of Elections) to […]

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Senate Passes Hayes Bill to Streamline Minority Business Certification Process

In a Friday Senate vote, the body passed legislation (Senate Bill 983) that would streamline Maryland’s Minority Business Enterprise certification process. The legislation sponsored by Senator Antonio Hayes (District 40 – Baltimore City) would allow state officials to certify such businesses as Maryland Minority Business Enterprises if they produce evidence of federal certification as a […]

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