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Baltimore County Librarians Seek to Unionize

By TAYLOR DEVILLE BALTIMORE SUN MEDIA | JAN 12, 2021 AT 5:30 AM Citing a lack of transparency and communication from Baltimore County Public Library leadership and seeking health care benefits for almost half the library system’s workforce, library employees are...

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Proposed Maryland Legislation Expands Hate Crime Law

By:  Capital News Service Kimberly SeifFebruary 3, 2021 COLLEGE PARK — Judges will be allowed to require people charged with hate crimes to complete anti-bias education programs if a bill to expand the current Maryland hate crime law is passed. Sen. Shelly Hettleman,...

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Want to Reduce Overdoses? Give People a Safe Place to Do Drugs

By BALTIMORE SUN EDITORIAL BOARD BALTIMORE SUN | JAN 29, 2021 AT 11:16 AM Dr. Bethany DiPaula, a pharmacist with the Howard County Health Department, demonstrates how to put together a syringe of Naloxone which can reverse and overdose, at an opiate overdose response...

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Detention Fees Unfairly Burden Poor People

Detention fees unfairly burden poor people | COMMENTARY By DOUG COLBERT and COLIN STARGER FOR THE BALTIMORE SUN | JAN 29, 2021 AT 6:24 AM Irvin Haygood looks through receipts that he paid at his Dundalk apartment as he fights to regain his life with the weight of...

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Vaccine Town Hall

Dear Friends, One of my goals this session is to stay accessible and engaged with my constituents despite the restrictions on in person activities. I hope to see you at one or both upcoming virtual events. Just click the links below to register: Shelly@ the Deli on...

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Session Begins!

Dear Friends, The 442nd Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly began yesterday. I am proud to serve in the Maryland Senate representing the residents of District 11. The ongoing public health crisis ensures that this session will be unlike any other. The...

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9 Days…

It is my privilege to have the opportunity to serve in the Maryland State Senate. I want to continue being a strong voice in Annapolis for the citizens of the 11th district – for fairness and transparency – for women, men, older adults, children, and families. Thank...

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NPR: Can Maryland Avert An Eviction Crisis?

NPR: Can Maryland Avert An Eviction Crisis?

By SHEILAH KAST & MAUREEN HARVIE At the end of this month, hundreds of thousands of Maryland renters may be called to court for failure to pay rent. State Senator Shelly Hettlemen represents Baltimore County. She leads a workgroup advocating for a dozen actions to...

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