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Sharfstein urges vigilance, says fall Delta surge is still possible

Image by fernando zhiminaicela from Pixabay @BryanRenbaum Former Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Dr. Joshua Sharfstein warned Marylanders not to let their guards down this fall as it is still possible that the Delta variant could hit the state hard. “I […]

Sharfstein urges vigilance, says fall Delta surge is still possible

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Image by fernando zhiminaicela from Pixabay @BryanRenbaum Former Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Dr. Joshua Sharfstein warned Marylanders not to let their guards down this fall as it is still possible that the Delta variant could hit the state hard. “I […]

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Elrich says he would back a nationwide COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich speaks at a news conference on Wednesday afternoon (Screenshot) @BryanRenbaum Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich Wednesday said a universal COVID-19 vaccine mandate imposed by the federal

MSEA president says the pandemic exacerbated teacher attrition

Image by Alexandra_Koch from Pixabay @BryanRenbaum While attracting and retaining good teachers has always been difficult, the coronavirus pandemic has made the situation even more difficult as already overburdened educators are forced to take

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

Maryland is the sixth most vaccinated state in the nation: Study

Image by Bruce Emmerling from Pixabay @BryanRenbaum Maryland is well ahead of most of the states in the nation in terms of vaccinating its residents, according to a recent study. The WalletHub study was published on Monday.

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

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