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Legislative panel votes to require masks for all students and staff

The Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR) held a hearing on school mask mandates on Tuesday (Screenshot) @BryanRenbaum Masks will be required for all students and staff at all of Maryland’s public schools following a Tuesday afternoon […]

Legislative panel votes to require masks for all students and staff

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The Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR) held a hearing on school mask mandates on Tuesday (Screenshot) @BryanRenbaum Masks will be required for all students and staff at all of Maryland’s public schools following a Tuesday afternoon […]

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DHCD: About 25% of the state’s rental assistance funds have been paid out or processed

Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay @BryanRenbaum About $100 million of the $401 million in rental assistance funds that the state has received from the federal government this year have been paid out or processed,

Hogan greenlights COVID-19 booster shots for seniors who live in group homes

Gov. Larry Hogan speaks at a news conference on Wednesday afternoon (Screenshot) @BryanRenbaum Maryland’s seniors who live in nursing homes and/or related facilities are now able to receive COVID-19 booster shots,

How will the end of enhanced UI benefits affect the state’s labor market?

Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay @BryanRenbaum Republicans long argued that the enhanced unemployment insurance benefits that were made available to claimants under the CARES Act discouraged people from returning work, while Democrats often countered that

Can the state’s unemployment system be fixed? If so, how?

Image by Markus Winkler from Pixabay @BryanRenbaum The Maryland Department of Labor’s distribution of unemployment insurance benefits has been so badly mismanaged that state lawmakers and the state’s entire congressional delegation are still baffled as to why 18

September Letters to Jim: Afghanistan and the Climate Crisis

Top Illustration by Tim Forkes In honor of Labor Day, I am choosing not to wear white while I answer some fan mail. I have no idea why we are

Ferguson applauds State Board of Education vote on universal masking for schools

(Governor's Office photo) @BryanRenbaum Senate President Bill Ferguson Thursday applauded a State Board of Education vote to require masks for all students and staff at all of the state’s public schools. “Today’s

What does full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine mean for businesses?

(Governor’s Office photo) @BryanRenbaum The Food and Drug Administration’s recent decision to grant full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has led to considerable discussion about an increase in vaccine mandates. The status of

Back to school: Will COVID-19 be on the test?

Photo by Daniel Schludi on Unsplash @BryanRenbaum When all of the state’s schools have reopened in about two weeks, teachers may find themselves with an opportunity to teach their class about vaccinations. Will the mRNA

Hogan: State to require all nursing home and hospital staff to show proof of vaccination

Gov. Larry Hogan speaks at a news conference on Wednesday afternoon (Screenshot) @BryanRenbaum The state will soon require all of its nursing home and hospital staff to show proof of vaccination

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