Montgomery County Removes Russian Produced Alcohol Products from Alcohol Beverage Services Stores

On Sunday, County Executive Marc Elrich announced that Montgomery County’s Alcohol and Beverage Services stores would pull all products produced in Russia from store shelves. The move was announced alongside support from several local elected officials. Delegate Eric Luedtke (D-14) called for the boycott on Saturday on Twitter, saying that “[o]ne way to pressure this tyrannical Russian regime to end its assault on Ukraine is to boycott Russian products. Even small actions exert pressure.” Shortly after, other local elected officials started to follow suit. County Councilmember Gabe Albornoz tweeted his support early on Sunday once the County announced that the … Continue reading Montgomery County Removes Russian Produced Alcohol Products from Alcohol Beverage Services Stores

Raskin, Sarbanes, Trone Co-Sign Letter To Ask The White House To Investigate Travel Nurse Pay

Before the pandemic, nurses were underpaid and hospitals were understaffed. After the pandemic, these issues were only exacerbated. Nurses left hospitals and entered the travel nurse workforce because they could make more money. Hospitals, especially hospitals in rural areas that … Continue reading Raskin, Sarbanes, Trone Co-Sign Letter To Ask The White House To Investigate Travel Nurse Pay

District 18 State Senator Jeffrey Waldstreicher receives endorsement from State Attorney General Brian Frosh

In a tweet posted on January 14th, State Senator Jeffrey Waldstreicher announced that he was endorsed by “progressive champion” Attorney General Brian Frosh. Frosh states that Senator Waldstreicher is “a champion for our progressive values.” I’m sure Attorney General Frosh … Continue reading District 18 State Senator Jeffrey Waldstreicher receives endorsement from State Attorney General Brian Frosh

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Pandemic likely contributed to overdose fatalities in Montgomery County, Maryland

Opioid-related deaths in Montgomery County increased 34% through the first quarter of 2020. Experts attribute the increase to pandemic related stressors and lack of access to treatment due to pandemic shutdowns. According to preliminary data provided by the Vital Statistics … Continue reading Pandemic likely contributed to overdose fatalities in Montgomery County, Maryland

Updates: Montgomery County Restaurant lawsuit against indoor dining ban will be heard Wednesday

The lawsuit against Montgomery County’s most recent indoor dining ban brought by the Restaurant Association of Maryland with several local restaurants signing on as Plaintiffs will be heard on Wednesday. Despite contact tracing data showing that many cases within Montgomery … Continue reading Updates: Montgomery County Restaurant lawsuit against indoor dining ban will be heard Wednesday

Montgomery County Restaurants join Restaurant Association of Maryland’s lawsuit against Montgomery County

According to Bethesda Beat reporting, 35 restaurants in Montgomery County have signed on to the lawsuit brought forth by the Restaurant Association of Maryland. RAM successfully reversed a similar order in Anne Arundel County so they have moved to reverse … Continue reading Montgomery County Restaurants join Restaurant Association of Maryland’s lawsuit against Montgomery County

Maryland SNAP Recipients can now use their EBT card to purchase groceries through Instacart

In October, Aldi and Instacart announced that they would begin accepting grocery orders for SNAP recipients through Instacart’s app. If you receive SNAP benefits in Maryland, you can now use the service. You will need to have a debit or … Continue reading Maryland SNAP Recipients can now use their EBT card to purchase groceries through Instacart