Candace and Tom return from hiatus for this wide-ranging interview with Delegate Marc Korman, who represents Montgomery County’s 16th District. They discuss the decision on whether to hold a Special Session, COVID-19 tests from South Korean, and Delegate Korman’s successful effort to have archived editions of the Maryland Manual posted online. He even brought back the long lost tradition of host gifts!
Three Items For Action:
1) Request an Absentee Ballot;
2) www.saveourstages.com; and
3) Howard County ICE contract
Housing 14,000 with Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership’s Adria Crutchfieldn this episode, Candace and Tom interview Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership’s Executive Director Adria Crutchfield. The BHRP is dedicated to providing housing for lower income families in “safe, healthy, and economically vibrant communities.” Adria discusses many of the obstacles to obtaining such housing and the means by which the BHRP provides subsidies to live in such areas.
TWO Action Items:
1) Equity in Remote Education
2) Support Howard County’s SAO 1-FY2021, which funds the Department of Housing and Community Development
Administration officials briefed select congressional staff on Wednesday on the new proposal, which will replace a rule requiring local governments to proactively track patterns of poverty and segregation with a checklist of 92 questions in order to gain access to federal housing funds. Critics decried the plan as costly and overly complicated.
The new rule will use a much lower bar, essentially relying on local governments to self-certify that they are “furthering fair housing.”
Thousands of Maryland children will fall behind academically without in-person schooling, advocates warn (Liz Bowie – The Baltimore Sun)
In this soundbite from our latest #podcast, @HCPSS Superintendent @mjmsuper talks about some of the challenges associated w/resuming in-person instruction at schools. Listen to the full episode here: bit.ly/3hvuxlt#MDpolitics
July 24th 2020
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A county on Maryland’s Eastern Shore quietly takes down a Confederate memorial, after years of rejecting the idea (Jonathan M. Pitts – The Baltimore Sun)
In the context of the national conversation about people bullying women, elected women and particularly women of color, I want to share texts I received on my personal phone in the middle of a board meeting last month. As an elected official, I don’t expect everyone to agree 1/5
July 25th 2020
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Guest Post: We Are Responsible – – James Cecil on Educational Issues in Howard County (Village Green/Town Squared)
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