Headlines from HJM: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

3 takeaways from this week’s Maryland Senate Vaccine Oversight Work Group meeting

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Amid Maryland’s coronavirus vaccine rollout, state senators are holding weekly meetings with Dennis R. Schrader, the acting health secretary, to assess the speed, equity and efficiency of getting shots into arms. Here are three main takeaways from Monday afternoon’s virtual meeting.
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House Overrides Hogan’s Veto of Education Reform Plan, Other Measures

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The House voted Monday to override Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s veto of a multibillion-dollar education reform plan, known as the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.
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Lawmakers launch override of Hogan vetoes of schools overhaul, digital ad tax

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
The Maryland General Assembly is poised this week to override several landmark bills that Gov. Larry Hogan (R) rejected last year, including a multibillion-dollar overhaul of the state’s public education system and two taxes that would help pay for the restructuring: a tax on digital streaming and a first-in-the-nation tax on digital ads.
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Lawmakers eye repeal of law officers’ Bill of Rights

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
HB0151, sponsored by Del. Gabriel Acevero, D-Montgomery, would fully repeal Maryland’s Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights.
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Supporters Say Maryland Family Leave Bill Would Help Fight ‘She-cession’

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Legislation being considered by the Maryland General Assembly, called the Time to Care Act, would allow employees to take up to 12 weeks of paid family leave to care for themselves or family members with serious health conditions or disabilities, or to care for new children.
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Annapolis City Council to take up medical marijuana dispensary bill Monday

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The Annapolis City Council will consider a bill Monday night to legalize medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
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Md. struggling to raise vaccination levels in minority communities

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland’s acting health secretary told lawmakers that residents seeking doses of a coronavirus vaccine should sign up on multiple waiting lists.
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Community solar energy legislation gets favorable response from Harford residents

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Legislation to allow community solar energy systems in Harford County was met with largely favorable views from the public, which weighed in on the bill at a recent meeting of the Harford County Council.
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Live, From Across the Street, It’s the House ‘Chamber Annex’!

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
It was half an hour before the first formal House floor session of the 2021 General Assembly session Monday, and in the Lowe House Office Building in Annapolis, it felt like the tense moments before the start of a live TV show.
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Maryland House overrides veto of major education measure; Senate could act this week

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The Maryland House of Delegates voted Monday to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a comprehensive K-12 education measure that would boost school funding by billions of dollars over a decade’s time.
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Digital Ad Tax Debate Continues ― With New Layers

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland lawmakers will begin debating afresh this week two of the topics that dominated the last legislative session: a multi-billion-dollar education reform plan, and a $350-million tax bill to fund it.
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Smithfield Foods earns Silver LEED Certification at Md. distribution center

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Smithfield Foods Inc. Monday received Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its distribution center in North East.
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