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Legislative Session Overview

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Maryland’s Legislative Session adjourned early on March 18th for the first time since the Civil War due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With a shorter session and the need for emergency legislation to address this growing public health crisis, our legislators…

Stuck at Home? Design a Reusable Bag!

reusable bag design contest
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In anticipation of Baltimore’s plastic bag ban, we’re partnering with the Office of Sustainability on a design contest for reusable bags to give out to city residents.  Earlier in January, before we fell into the grips of a global pandemic,…

Our Priorities This 2020 Legislative Session

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As you’ve probably heard, Maryland is currently in the midst of our annual Legislative Session. Our state’s General Assembly is meeting from January 8th – April 6th in Annapolis to discuss, debate, and advance legislation for the year to come.…