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May 23 2019
Half of Maryland’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030

By Ovetta Wiggins May 22 at 7:26 PM Maryland must get 50 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar by 2030 under a bill that will become law without Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature. Only the District and... Read More >

May 06 2019
If Larry Hogan wants to be a climate hero, he should sign the Clean Energy Jobs Act

By Kristin Cook and Mike Tidwell May 3 Kristin Cook is a leader with 350 Montgomery County. Mike Tidwell is director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. In the year 2030, people will buy homes differently in... Read More >

Mar 18 2019
Bill Would Allow Residents to File Taxes, Sign Up for Health Insurance at Same Time

March 14, 2019 A measure to encourage low-income Maryland residents to sign up for health insurance on their tax returns has been amended by a key committee. Under the amended bill, an uninsured Marylander can start the enrollment process by checking a box on their state income tax... Read More >

Feb 25 2019
Md. health insurance 'down payment' improvement over ACA mandate

The Baltimore Sun February 20, 2019   As Washington politics continues to risk instability for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and health insurance markets, Maryland policy makers are working in a bipartisan manner in the best interests of the citizens of Maryland. The most... Read More >

Feb 25 2019
Maryland can stop overdoses by allowing safe consumption sites

February 20, 2019 It’s a radical idea in the fight against drug overdoses: Create facilities where people can go and openly use opioids under the supervision of a doctor or other medical professional. Great interest has been shown for such facilities in the United States, but the... Read More >

Feb 25 2019
Healthcare advocates support bill to establish health insurance down payment plan

Local DVM.com | February 15, 2019 ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Major health care organizations have announced their support for legislation to establish a health insurance down payment plan in Maryland. In an effort to protect the Affordable Care Act, lawmakers in Annapolis and health... Read More >

Jan 29 2019
Maryland lawmakers want to open unemployment benefits to all federal workers

Maryland Democrats are moving forward with emergency legislation to allow federal employees forced to work without pay during a government shutdown to collect unemployment insurance in the state. Although a 35-day partial federal shutdown ended Friday, state... Read More >

Dec 07 2018
Md. Clean energy jobs act a priority in 2019

As we enter the 2019 legislative session, Maryland is poised to become a national hub for the new clean energy economy. By passing the proposed Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act, or “MCEJA,” in 2019, Maryland will see tens of thousands of new jobs created and billions of dollars... Read More >

Nov 27 2018
Lawmakers Redoubling Effort to Pass Health Care Downpayment

Sen. Brian Feldman will introduce legislation to create a health insurance mandate in Maryland.  The health insurance mandate that Congress voted to eliminate last year may be returning to Maryland as part of a plan to provide people with private health coverage. A commission set... Read More >

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