Fairness in Girls’ Sports Act Proposed in Maryland

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Legislation aiming to protect girls’ sports has been introduced. Delegate Kathy Szeliga from Baltimore County has proposed HB47 – Fairness in Girls’ Sports Act – to ensure fairness and safety in JV and Varsity Girls’ Sports. Senator Mary Beth Carozza from Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcester Counties has cross-filed the bill – SB381. Senator Carozza at…

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Md. Medevac Services Saved From Budget Cuts

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Maryland will keep all of its State Police Aviation Command bases open, after considering closing one base due to budget reductions that were approved by the Board of Public Works. Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Woodrow Jones III say negotiations with state budget officials ensured that funding would be available. “For…

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Md. Agrees To Place Polling Place On Smith Island

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Citizens of Maryland’s Smith Island will be able to vote in person on Election Day after all. The Maryland Board of Elections has decided to provide an in-person polling location, which was very much in doubt over the summer. Congressman Andy Harris and State Senator Mary Beth Carozza say they’re pleased Smith Islanders will be…

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Revised Fall Sports Plan Approved by Del. Board of Ed.

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Fall sports play on in Delaware. The Delaware State Board of Education met for hours before voting 4-3 in favor of a proposal approved last week by the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association to start practice and competition for fall sports. Earlier, both boards had voted to delay fall sports until the winter months. Practice will…

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Md. Budget Supports Addiction Resources Locally

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Local programs that see first-hand the effects of the opioid addiction and overdose crisis are getting support in the Maryland fiscal year 2021 budget. Allocations include nearly $184,000 to support the legal needs of children and families who have been impacted by the opioid crisis. Nearly $179,000 will go towards a behavioral health coordinator, youth…

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MD Senator Carozza in Support of Balloon Release Ban Measure

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Last week, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce heard from a bipartisan Senate Small Business Workgroup, which includes Senator Mary Beth Carozza, who has two small business initiatives included in package that was presented.  Those initiatives would expand the agricultural exemption in the minimum wage law to include farmers markets and produce stands – and to…

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