Cities across Orange County are starting to update their regulations for smaller housing units following state mandates for new affordable housing over the next decade. (3.2.12) Read More
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With less than two weeks left in the 2021 legislative session, bills to let Kentucky’s local governments regulate tobacco products are among the many that legislative leaders haven’t even assigned to a committee. (3.1.12) Read More
This Maryland Local Tobacco Control Bill (H.B. 1011, S.B. 410) would restore the abilities of localities to enact and enforce local laws regulating the sale and distribution of cigarettes and other dangerous tobacco products to fit the specific needs of their communities. Passage would ultimately improve the health of all Marylanders. Click here to take action! […]
Annapolis, Md. – On Thursday afternoon, the NAACP Maryland State Conference (MSC), American Heart Association and LOCAL (Let Our Communities Act Locally) Maryland, members of the Maryland Tobacco Free Coalition, announced their support for the Maryland Local Tobacco Control Bill (H.B. 1011, S.B. 410). This legislation would restore the abilities of localities to enact and enforce […]
On Monday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan stripped local governments’ authority to issue blanket closures of schools, following his disagreement with a Montgomery County decision to close private and parochial schools. His revised emergency order continues to allow localities to order closures or modifications at businesses and organizations, but it now excludes schools from that authority. […]
On Jan. 17, LOCAL (Let Our Communities Act Locally) Maryland, a coalition consisting of advocacy organizations from across the state, committed to protecting the health, the environment and economic wellbeing of Maryland citizens, introduced its 2020 legislative agenda. The coalition will support a bill that will be introduced by Maryland Association of Counties (MACo), which […]
More than 25 NAACP members and other guests filled rooms in Prince George’s County and Howard County this September to learn more about preemption understand how preemption can hurt their health and quality of life, while sparking spirited conversation. The town halls were facilitated by LOCAL Maryland, a coalition of state advocacy organizations committed to […]
LOCAL Maryland is engaging community members and organizations across the state to improve the health and quality of life for all people by ensuring that local governments can pass laws that support healthy families, a clean environment and good jobs.