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Cardin introduces bipartisan bill to fund coastal habitat conservation program
Sens. Ben Cardin and Lindsey Graham have reintroduced legislation aimed at continuing conservation programs at coastal areas, including the Chesapeake Bay.
Outdoor teaching seen as key to improving post-pandemic learning
If passed, the No Child Left Inside Act would provide states with federal grants to develop partnerships to foster real-world environmental and scientific experiences.
University of Maryland, PointsBet part company in wake of sports betting controversies
The PointsBet sportsbook terminated its marketing deal with the University of Maryland in late April, according to published reports.
Hogan’s environment agency was underfunded and underperformed, experts say
Funding cuts and staffing shortages at the Maryland Department of the Environment over the past decade have coincided with a decline in the state’s ecological health.
Maryland’s top invasive plant species import harm to natives
ANNAPOLIS — Invasive plant species are damaging Maryland’s environment. From bamboo to bushes, invasives, environmentalists say, have wrapped their tendrils all across Maryland. The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines invasive plants as non-native or alien to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction can cause economic or environmental harm or adversely affect human health. I[...]
Paul Monteiro begins making Moore’s vision for a service year a reality in Maryland
Just a few days after being sworn in as secretary of the Department of Civic and Service Innovation, Paul Monteiro was working Friday to get the service year program—passed by the Maryland General Assembly as the SERVE Act, and a new vision from the governor—established and operational by this October.
Several Maryland Democrats expected to vie to replace Cardin
With long-serving Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin announcing his retirement Monday, Democrats are likely to see a primary fight next year to replace him.
Cardin’s effort to push Equal Rights Amendment forward falls short
A resolution to recognize the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) as the 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution failed to clear a procedural vote in the Senate.
His chemotherapy over, Maryland’s Jamie Raskin says his cancer is ‘in remission’
Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin announced Thursday that he completed chemotherapy treatment and his cancer is “in remission.”
Senate will vote on Cardin’s Equal Rights Amendment resolution this week
The Senate will vote this week on whether to recognize the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) as the 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Moore signs clean air bills; environmentalists cheered by General Assembly action
Gov. Wes Moore signed four key environmental bills, setting the stage for more approvals on the host of environmental legislation approved by the General Assembly.
Education bills prioritize teacher shortages, funding for school reform plan
Gov. Wes Moore allocated $500 million on top of the required amount for funding the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future and shifted some transportation funding into education.