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Joe Nathanson: Providing wheels for work

It is no secret that I’m a supporter of expanding access by public transit across the region. I’m also a realist. That includes the recognition that it is not possible to reach many destinations in the Baltimore region on a reliable basis without using an automobile. This is reinforced by the fact that much of the area’s employment expansion continues to take place in the suburbs where transit options are more limited. In many cases, getting to work on time every workday means having access to a car.

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Clark Kendall: Freedom of choice for retirement

Do the sponsors of Maryland H.B. 421 and S.B. 312, which would create the so-called Maryland Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program and Trust, think 1 million Marylanders are either too lazy or too financially irresponsible, or both, to pick up the phone and open a simple IRA retirement account at a bank?

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Joe Surkiewicz: Helping law students in the public interest

Last summer, the Maryland Public Interest Law Project made 25 grants to University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law students, allowing them to spend their summers interning at places such as the Homeless Persons Representation Project, the Public Justice Center, the Maryland Disability Law Center, the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and the ACLU of Maryland.

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Veronica Cool – Avoiding insanity: sponsorship and unconscious bias

Studies from the Harvard Business Review and from Catalyst indicate higher profitability and productivity when a more diverse workplace environment exists, one with an emphasis on inclusion. Yet the numbers that measure employment diversity, including attorneys and senior leaders in corporate and public sectors, have remained virtually unchanged across most industries.

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