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Senate Bill 665, Maryland Defense Act, Passes Senate

Today on the Maryland Senate floor, Senators voted 29-17 to pass Senate Bill 665 – the Maryland Defense Act. While the session started out with an impassioned debate, the tone soon changed to that of cooperation and compromise on the matter. The articles outlined in this bill give our Attorney General, Brian Frosh, the necessary […]

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Senate President Miller Speaks at MD Community College Student Advocacy Day

  Today in Annapolis, Senator Miller spoke with a very large gathering of students, school administrators, professors, and all other varieties of other community college education advocates. President Miller thanked community colleges, and expressed the importance of their contributions to Maryland’s higher educational system, workforce and economy. The activities and events of the Maryland Association […]

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Senator Mathias (D-38) Senate Bill 61 Passes With 10-0 Count

Yesterday, January 31st, Senate Bill 61 passed with no contest. This bill, sponsored and proposed by Senator Jim Mathias, would prohibit insurance companies from charging higher co-pays for digital tomography to produce 3-D mammograms as compared to the charges for other breast cancer screening methods. Currently if a patient is found to have a mass or […]

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Democratic Legislators Unveil Legislation Package Protecting Marylanders from Potential Negative Actions of Trump Administration

Today, Maryland citizens, activists, and lawmakers joined together to denounce the hate speech, bigotry and regressive actions of the Trump administration.  Our message was loud and clear: Democratic lawmakers will do everything in their power to prevent backwards progress in the state. The gathering implored fellow lawmakers, in Annapolis, to discredit policies and actions that […]

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Sen. Young (D3) Proposes Legislation Giving Students Right to Choose Participation in Animal Dissections

This past week, Senator Ron Young, of Frederick County, proposed legislation allowing for students to refuse participation in animal dissections. The legislation would require schools boards of each district, both public and nonpublic, to send notices to schools about certain policies, terms, and regulations relating to the student’s choice in refusal. Senator Young concludes that this […]

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