New laws going into effect in Maryland on Friday will put into action police and criminal justice reforms, address early voting, and increase protections for LGBTQ+ people.Read More
Republican Sid Saab asks that his name be removed from bill that would require the state to get approval from affected counties before building toll-financed roads; scientists question whether stream recovery projects are worth it; in fallout from Del. Glenn case, medical marijuana grower demands licenses be approved; lawmakers hope to repeal state’s archaic sex laws; Baltimore County community activist tapped to replace Del. Sydnor; before corruption, Del. Glenn found herself with mounting debt; bill would allow divorcing couples to remain under one roof; Del. Barve, Sen. Feldman consider running for comptroller; Kweisi Mfume seeks to regain seat he gave up to lead NAACP; Maryland schools, others begin to address coronavirus possibilities; Baltimore city business leaders seek new leadership in City Hall; and Arundel exec keeps tax hike option on the table.Read More
A bill granting immigrants in the country illegally with access to a legal driver’s license passed in the House of Delegates Friday after heated debate. The bill has already been approved in the Senate and awaits the governor’s signature.
The legislation extends a program allowing Marylanders to obtain a driver’s license without proving they are in the country legally or have a valid Social Security number – bringing issues of immigration, terrorism and compassion to the debate.Read More
The energy, excitement and raw emotion was undeniable as an estimated 1,000 “dreamers” showed up at CASA de Maryland’s Langley Park center Wednesday for its inaugural application clinic, kicking off President Obama’s new deferred deportation program.Read More
Immigrants – both legal and unauthorized – have made positive contributions to Maryland in terms of the economy and education, and the state needs to take a common-sense approach to future policy, according to a new report from a state commission on immigration.Read More
As ex-Gov. Bob Ehrlich began to speak at an event in Essex Monday, a supporter stood behind him holding a professionally made sign in the colors of the O’Malley campaign: “Illegals for O’Malley/New Americans,” the sign said, with the image of a Mexican sombrero.Read More
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