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Commentary

The Daily Record welcomes letters to the editor and opinion columns on public policy issues that affect Maryland businesses and the legal community. Letters to the editor should be 300 words or less. Columns can be up to 800 words. All are subject to editing for length or clarity. Submissions must include the writer’s name, address and a daytime phone number for confirmation. They can be sent to Editor Thomas Baden Jr. at [email protected].

Those urging greenways in Baltimore have reason for optimism (access required)

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy sees great potential in linking up our existing parklands and urban trails with the nation’s derelict industrial corridors and abandoned railroad tracks. Under the banner of its TrailNation initiative, the conservancy is helping communities from coast to ...

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Baltimore police reform is progressing (access required)

It was disappointing to read in a recent news article that there is a perception among some in Baltimore that reforms called for in a 2015 consent decree between the Department of Justice, the City of Baltimore and the Baltimore ...

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Commercial tenancies, COVID-19 and ‘frustration of purpose’

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Larry Hogan signed a statewide order shutting down all “nonessential businesses” on March 23, 2020. If not designated an essential business by the order, a business had either severely restricted operations or was ...

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Weich and Tobin: Making Maryland law schools accessible to all

As the deans of, respectively, the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and the University of Baltimore School of Law, we feel a deep obligation to ensure that our schools are accessible to all Marylanders, and that ...

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A look at important new Maryland health care laws (access required)

The 2021 Maryland General Assembly session established a host of new requirements that will affect health care providers and insurers in the State. Here are summaries of some of the new legislation. Telehealth Starting July 1, 2021, non-Medicare insurance coverage ...

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