Enoch Pratt Free Library Window Display Design Contest!

Who: Artists and designers in Maryland, aged 18+ What: A free contest to design a window display based on one of 20 award winning-children’s books When: Entries due Oct. 15, Installation Nov. 16-18, Exhibition Nov. 19, 2015 – Jan. 5, 2016 Where: Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library: 400 Cathedral St. Baltimore, MD 21201 Why:…

Medicaid Claims: Maryland Owes $34 Million

According to a federal inspector general, the state of Maryland owes the federal government more than $34 million. The general say,” Maryland improperly billed Medicaid for services in hundreds of thousands of cases involving the developmentally disabled. It was found in a report that the state allowed many who did not qualify for “add-on” services…

Artificial Insemination Bill For Same-Sex Couples Approved By Senate

The Senate passed the bill 37-10 on March 24, 2015 that gives female same-sex couples in Maryland the same health care benefits as heterosexual couples for artificial insemination. According to WJZ, “The measure would prevent health insurers from excluding benefits for outpatient expenses related to in vitro fertilization, in which the egg is fertilized outside…

Ex-Felon Voting Rights Restoration Bill Approved By Senate

Spearheaded by Senator Joan Carter Conway, the Maryland Senate voted 29-18 to restore voting rights to ex-felons. This will happen immediately after they’re released from prison. The current Maryland law does not allow someone who is convicted of felony in Maryland to register to vote until after the complete their sentencing. This includes, prison time,…

Md. Gov. Wants to Wash Maryland’s Rain Tax Down the Drain!

I was not fond of the rain tax because I could not understand why citizens of Maryland were being taxed for something that naturally occurred. Now the Governor is looking to repeal the rain tax. “Our bill will repeat the mandate that a county or municipality must establish and annually collect a storm water remediation…

New Phone App To Fight Drunk Driving Launched In Maryland

Here in Maryland, an app called ENDUI that allows users to estimate their blood alcohol level has been launched. The app is available for free on Android and iPhone users. The app is an effort to help combat drunk driving. It will also allow people to test motor skills with games and call designated drivers. The…

Changes Could Be Coming To Maryland’s Rain Tax

You know my first thought was who actually place taxes on rain water; something we in Maryland have no control over. Why should there be fees for something that is a natural element that is needed.  So, what is the “rain tax”? “A rain tax, or Stormwater Remediation Fee, was established via House Bill 987 (April…

Some Supporters Want Maryland To Enact Death With Dignity Law

The right to die is currently a hot topic especially after Brittany Maynard; a woman with brain cancer took her own life. This has started a movement of supporters with believe “Death With Dignity” is their right. Reports are surfacing that Maryland supporters are pushing for a legislation to make the right to die legal…

Panel May Finally Vote On Medical Marijuana Regulations In Maryland

Regulations for medical marijuana may finally be voted on in Maryland. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday in Annapolis. The commission added marijuana extracts to the regulations. This will allow the patients to ingest marijuana without smoking. The purpose is to make marijuana available to the sick. However, it has not been an easy thing…

Panel May Vote on Medical Marijuana Regulations.

  The state commission is scheduled to meet Tuesday in Annapolis and begin voting on regulations to make medical marijuana available in Maryland. A previous medical marijuana law was approved in 2013. 15 licensed marijuana growers have been authorized by lawmakers in Maryland this year. Under the law passed in 2013, people were not able…