Tag: Bruce Bereano

Smoking prevention gets just small slice of Maryland’s $2.3B from tobacco settlement

About 15 years and $2.3 billion later — and despite the creation of the state’s Cigarette Restitution Fund to deter and repair damage from tobacco — smoking prevention gets only a small slice of the tobacco settlement. This story explains how that happened, with a chart and four-minute video that capsulizes the findings of this investigative piece.

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Photo album: Tawes Crab feast, coolest in memory, had plenty of crabs, shortage of candidates

It was the coolest Tawes Crab Feast in memory. The political-social event of the summer in Crisfield on the Lower Eastern Shore is usually a scorcher in the 90s, but Wednesday was in the low 80s with cool breezes off the bay and low humidity at least at the outset. There was a peculiar lack of candidates this year, perhaps due to the June 24 primary that eliminated many of them. Here’s a photo gallery of some of the folks who did show up.

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Lawmakers seek to ban smoking in cars with children

A bill to ban smoking in a car with a child, which has been stopped in committee four years running, may finally make it to the floor of the House of Delegates. The bill has more sponsors this year than in the past, especially in the House Environmental Matters Committee, where it needs a favorable vote to get to the floor for debate.

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Hattie turns 83: Momma Harrison keeps on trekking

When Del. Hattie Harrison turns 83 today (Friday), the Baltimore Democrat will still be the oldest member of the legislature, still the longest serving member of the House of Delegates, still the first African-American woman to chair a major committee (Rules and Executive Nominations), the committee she has led for 32 years now.

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