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Maryland Local Tobacco Control Bill (H.B. 1011, S.B. 410)

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! […]

Local Advocates Announce Support For Maryland Local Tobacco Control Bill

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 […]

LOCAL Maryland Statement on Gov. Hogan’s Decision to Ban Localities from Closing Schools

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. […]

LOCAL Maryland Introduces 2020 Legislative Agenda Aimed at Protecting Quality of Life for State Residents

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 […]

LOCAL Maryland Town Halls Spark Spirited Conversations with NAACP Chapters

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 […]