#UnKoch Campus! Students Coordinate National Protest Against Corporate Influence

By: Tuesday November 4, 2014 6:54 pm

As students in Michigan, Kansas and Virginia attempt to pin down evasive administrators to review grant contracts cut between billionaire Charles Koch and their universities, one campus is working to tie these regional movements together. Photos from across the U.S. are posted below.

Florida State University (FSU) students affiliated with the group FSU Progress coordinated various student groups at 20 campuses across the U.S. to push back against corporate donors who use money to weave their interests into the mission of universities: educating students.

 

Marijuana Decriminalized in Maryland Starting Today

By: Wednesday October 1, 2014 7:35 am

Starting today in Maryland, the penalty for getting caught with a small amount of marijuana will be a small fine instead of possible jail time. Back in April Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) signed into law SB 364, but the law didn’t take effect until today, October 1st. This makes Maryland the 17th state plus D.C. where marijuana is decriminalized.

Judge Nixes Cove Point LNG Zoning Permit as Dominion Says Will Soon Receive Federal Permit

By: Tuesday August 26, 2014 6:26 pm

An August 6 court decision handed down by Calvert County Circuit Court Judge James Salmon could put Dominion Resources’ timeline for its proposed Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in jeopardy.

Salmon ruled that an ordinance exempting the Lusby, Md.-based LNGproject from local zoning laws — Ordinance 46-13 — violated both a section of a state Land Use law, as well as Maryland’s constitution.

If You Support Democracy You Are Urged to Boycott Maryland’s Eastern Shore This Summer

By: Thursday July 3, 2014 9:00 am

The people of Washington D.C. have no democratic power so they are forced to try to use their economic power to protect the basic freedoms all other Americans take for granted. That is why D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) and the group D.C. Votes are urging people to boycott Maryland’s Eastern Shore if you believe in the most basic principles of democracy.

Massachusetts Becomes Latest State to Ditch Their Own Exchange System

By: Tuesday May 6, 2014 7:58 am

The Affordable Care Act exchange in Massachusetts is messed up beyond repair. The state announced it is going to get rid of it and replace it either with a new exchange based on software from one of the more successful states or by moving to the federal exchange.

Maryland Governor Signs Medical Marijuana and Marijuana Decriminalization Laws

By: Monday April 14, 2014 10:57 am

Maryland becomes the 21st state with a functional medical marijuana law, and the 10th to be approved through the state legislature

Right Under Congress’s Nose, Big Progress on Pot

By: Thursday April 10, 2014 12:27 pm

Maryland and D.C. aren’t just catching up with some of the more supportive parts of the country — there are also some very promising signs the mid-Atlantic could soon move into the lead.

Maryland Set to Decriminalize Marijuana After Gov. Pledges to Sign Bill

By: Monday April 7, 2014 4:10 pm

After some heated last minute maneuvers in the House of Delegates over the weekend the state of Maryland is set to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. On Monday, Gov. Martin O’Malley pledged to sign the marijuana decriminalization bill recently approved by the Senate.

Pot Decriminalization Bills Advance in New Hampshire and Maryland

By: Thursday March 13, 2014 8:30 am

The steady march for marijuana reform continues as efforts to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana advance in both the New Hampshire and Maryland Legislature this week.

Poll Shows Majority of Marylanders Supports Pot Legalization as Maryland Senate Prepares to Approve Decriminalization

By: Wednesday March 12, 2014 1:39 pm

A slim majority of Marylanders believe that marijuana should be legal in their state. The newly released Goucher Poll found 39.4 percent of adults think pot should remain illegal while 50.1 percent the use of marijuana should be made legal.

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