Baltimore City and County Team Up with the Ravens on Youth Leadership Program

The 2021-2022 class of Baltimore Ravens High School Leadership Institute high schoolers completed the program last week, having learned leadership skills and how to be productive members of their communities.   The Baltimore Ravens High School Leadership Institute is hosted by the Ravens and T. Rowe Price and serves 100 Baltimore City and County high school students every year who were selected as by their schools to participate in the program. The students, some of who recently completed the program,…

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Mayor Scott is Reviving the Baltimore City Commission for Women

On March 24, Mayor Brandon Scott announced plans to revive Baltimore City Commission for Women, in correspondence with Women's History Month. Mayor Scott announced that Baltimore City will reinvigorate the Baltimore City Commission for Women by placing it under the purview of the Office of Equity and Civil Rights (OECR). The commission serves as a focal point and forum for the unique challenges faced by women and addresses instances of gender discrimination and prejudice within the purview…

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Talbot Library System and Talbot Family Network Partner on Diversity Book Club

The Talbot County Free Library and Talbot Family Network have  partnered to launch an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Book Club starting this month. The new book club will feature enriching literature that highlights Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, followed by a discussion. The Book Club will take place on the 2nd Thursday of every month from January to May at 6:00 p.m. at the Talbot County Free Library Main Branch Meeting Room. The inaugural discussion will occur this…

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Anne Arundel Council Approves Student Member Voting on Human Relations Commission

The Anne Arundel Human Relations Commission is composed of 13 members, one of which is a student representative who may soon have full voting rights on the body. The Anne Arundel County Council voted on December 20 to allow the student member of the county Human Relations Commission to vote on commission business. Previously the student member was allowed to sit on the commission but not vote. The Human Relations Commission website states that, "The Human Relations…

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UM Upper Chesapeake Gifted $7.5M for Leadership Institute

University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCF) and the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation (UCHF) announced a $7.5 million endowment gift to establish The Anna and James Lambdin Leadership Institute. The endowment -- the largest independent gift ever donated to UCHF -- comes from the new institute's namesakes, Anna and James Lambdin to establish a medical professional leadership institute. The Anna and James Lambdin Leadership Institute will focus on building tomorrow’s leaders and will offer two…

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Montgomery Libraries to Hold Free Job Seeking and Entrepreneurship Couching and Workshops

Throughout the month of December, Montgomery County Public Libraries will host online workshops and one-on-one career coaching geared toward assisting job seekers and entrepreneurs. Every Monday in December from 9:30-11:30 a.m., the Montgomery County Public Library System will hold Helping Individuals Reach Employment (HIRE) for job seekers to meet virtually, one-on-one with career counselors. Register for a one-on-one career counseling session using the links below: Monday, Dec. 6 Monday, Dec. 13 Monday, Dec. 20 Monday, Dec. 27 Additionally, throughout the month…

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New Poll Shows State is Abuzz with Support for Cannabis Reform

A new poll from Goucher College found that 60% of Marylanders support the legalization of recreational cannabis. Goucher College, renowned for its statewide polling on politics and hot topics, published its latest polling data today. For the last few years, the poll, which gauges Marylanders on a variety of issues, has included a line of questioning on public attitude about recreational cannabis use. From reporting by The Baltimore Sun: Sixty percent of those surveyed by the…

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Howard County Launches $500K Grant Program for Non-profits

On Friday, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced the establishment of $500,000 in grant funding program geared toward non-profits in the county innovatively addressing today's most pressing issues.   The Transform Howard Innovation Grant program will accept applications now through November 19 from categories aimed at students, infrastructure, residents, cybersecurity, and the environment. Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $50,000. The five grant application categories are: Reliable & Accessible Infrastructure - Modernization, Technology, or Equity…

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Burdensome Ban the Box Legislation Stalls in Committee
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Burdensome Ban the Box Legislation Stalls in Committee

MACo opposed bill, HB 586 - Public Safety - Criminal History Records Check - Fire Departments, Rescue Squads, and Ambulance Services (CF SB 1008), was not voted out of the Judiciary Committee and therefore died at Sine Die. This bill would have prohibited a fire department, rescue squad, or an ambulance service from requiring an applicant to disclose their criminal record or criminal accusations before the first in-person interview. The legislation would also have placed…

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Taxing Airbnb: “Fair-bnb,” Or Too Taxing To Tackle?

The Baltimore Business Journal has posted a slideshow of the most popular rooms available on Airbnb in Baltimore - reporting that: Many Airbnb listings around the city can offer guests the same amenities as a hotel room: private bathrooms, a washer and dryer, access to a pool and even jacuzzi tubs. Even so, such rooms are not subject to the local hotel tax - or at least, most do not collect it - potentially leaving…

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