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By Capital News Service staff

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The following legislation has been approved by the Maryland General Assembly and goes into effect on Oct. 1. The University of Maryland’s Capital News Service has grouped these laws generally by subject matter, and include bill numbers in parentheses.

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Many of those people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee...This week, it's Robert E. Lee...next week, Stonewall Jackson. Is it George Washington next? You have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”
- President Trump
Leggett Announces Relocation of Confederate Soldier Statue

After Charlottesville, Push for Real Reform

By Jesse Jackson

The Importance of a President's Words, Comfort and Resolve
by Larry Buford

City of Baltimore, Agreeing with Jealous and Hogan, Removes Confederate Statues
Statues in Baltimore of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were hauled away after the city council joined Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous and a groundswell of opposition to Confederate-linked monuments. . Statues honoring Confederate women and Roger B. Taney, the former chief justice who authored the notorious 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to Black Americans, were also removed.

Public Pursuits: Who's Who
MO CO CANDIDATES LIST AT MARYLAND REPORTER: Candidates for local, state and federal office in Montgomery County as best as MarylandReporter.com could determine as of Sept. 15, 2017.
U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)
Cong. Jamie Raskin (D-8th Dist.)
Cong. Anthony Brown (D-4th Dist)
Brian Frosh, Maryland Attorney General
Jheanelle Wilkins, Md. State Delegate, Dist. 20
Pamela Queen, Md. Delegate (D-Dist. 14)
Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Executive
Roger Berliner, President, Montgomery County Council
George Leventhal, Montgomery County Council, At-Large
Nancy Floreen, Mont. County Council (D-At-Large)
Marc Elrich, Mont. County Council (D-At-Large)
Hans Riemer, Mont. County Council (D-At-Large)
Craig Rice, Mont. County Council (D-Dist. 2)
Nancy Navarro, Mont. County Council (D-Dist. 4)
Tom Hucker, Mont. County Council (D-Dist. 5)
Obie Patterson, Pr. George's County Council
Andrea Harrison, Pr. George's County Council
Julian Norment, African-American Liaison
Daniel Koroma, African & Caribbean Liaison
Al Carr. Md. Delegate (D-Dist. 18)
National
President Trump's Black Agenda

By William Reed
Gov. Larry Hogan

State

State Announces Over $22mil to Fight Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center, Dept. of Health, and the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention recently announced more than $22 million to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic. Eighty percent will go to Maryland’s 24 local jurisdictions and service providers to fund prevention, enforcement, and treatment efforts throughout the state.  It includes $2 million fpr a 24-hour crisis center in Baltimore.The funding for FY 2018 includes the first $10 million of Gov. Larry Hogan’s $50 million commitment to address the crisis announced in March 2017, the first $10 million from the federal 21st Century Cures Act, and $2.1 million from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)

National


Is another black president in America's future?

(CNS) - Since former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's loss in the November election, some Democrats have turned to former first lady Michelle Obama and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, hoping one or both will run in the 2020 presidential election. Others have mentioned California Sen. Kamala Harris and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.


Maryland lawmaker revives drive for equal rights for women in Constitution

(CNS) - Donald Trump’s presidency has inspired Democratic lawmakers to re-introduce legislation that would ensure equal rights for women in the U.S. Constitution.


AARP outlines priorities to President Trump

The organization's priorities protection of Social Security, Medicare benefits, access to affordable health care, prescription costs.

Health
Diabetes Rises in U.S.

Eat Fruits & Veggies Safely, Says CDC










Race in America: Past & Present
Part 1: America's 20th Century slavery: The horrifying, little-known story of how hundreds of thousands of blacks worked in brutal bondage right up until World War II.    


Part 2: Emmett and Trayvon: How racial prejudice has changed


Part 3: A House divided: Why do middle-class blacks have far less wealth than whites at the same income level?


Part 8: The new white Negro: Is family breakdown now biracial?

Where are they now?
Doug Duncan is now president/CEO of the Greater Washington Leadership Conference. The former three-term Montgomery County Executive also served as mayor of the city of Rockville.
Parker Hamilton, after 12 years as director of Montgomery County Public Libraries, has retired and is returning to her hometown in Alabama, reports Bethesda Beat.
Herman Taylor Jr., one of Montgomery County's first African Americans elected to the state legislature, serves on the Maryland Black Caucus Foundation board. He also heads a Minority Business Council.
Greg Wims, a businessman and founder of the Victims Rights Foundation, was installed as the first African American governor of a 2,200-member Rotary Club district located in Central Maryland and Washington, D.C. Wims is also a member of Leadership Montgomery and a former president of the Montgomery County NAACP.
Opinions & Editorials

Larry Buford - O.J. Simpson, the Biblical Joseph Story in Reverse


William Reed: Blacks in the Trump Administration - Put Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill - What Do Black Republicans Believe? - Stop Dallying Around about "The Debt"


Dr. Marjorie Innocent - Black Church is Needed to Fight HIV


Jesse Jackson Sr.: Facing the Assault on Civil Rights - Trump Revels in Dangerous Chaos

 

Raynard Jackson: Fake Feminists - When was America Ever Great?

 

Dr. Wilmer Leon III: America at the Dawn of Darkness


Dr. Barbara Reynolds: Remembering Coretta Scott King

 

Dr. William Small Jr. - American Politics are Trumping Democracy


Marc Morial: Foreign Influence

 

Cong. Robin Kelly: The Path Forward

 

Millicent Gorham: Don't Increase Co-payments for the Vulnerable

President Donald J. Trump
Trump: "Washington's power is going back to the American people" (CNS) Washington - Promising to put "America first," Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20, assuming leadership of a polarized nation but with the benefits of a Republican-controlled Congress. - Abby Mergenmeier, Jess Nocera, Talia Richman & Briana Thomas

Dr. Ben Carson, New Housing & Urban Development Secretary

Know Your Rights Under Trump