After 2 years of Hogan, rich get richer but it's still about our jobs

The effects of the 2008 recession still linger in Maryland, even after two years of the business-friendly Gov. Hogan. Where are the jobs? The services? Jerome Dancis has a few ideas about this.

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Hogan still peddling his "Roadkill Bill" hoax

Commentator Barry Rascovar would probably resist the label "progressive" but no observer has nailed Gov. Hogan's slippery public persona to the wall better. Here he unmasks Hogan's bogus "roadkill bill" non-threat. (Later this week in the BlogSpace, Seventh State columnist Adam Pagnucco details who is falling for this roadkill ruse -- including many reporters.)

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for Dec. 19-25

Let's go a-caroling Thursday (Dec. 22) at noontime to Rep. Steny Hoyer's Greenbelt office on behalf of the progress we have made in getting to universal health care. Let him know we're not going back. Plus activism around Montgomery County's Fight for Fifteen, and the week's blog posts.

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Progressive Maryland Urges Electors to Reject Trump

Maryland_Senate_Election_Results_by_County__2016.svg.pngIn a showing of solidarity with all marginalized people and calling for electors to reject Donald Trump, demonstrators gathered in Annapolis today as electoral college members convene in state capitols nationwide to decide the final outcome of the 2016 election.

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INDEX TO 192 PM BLOGSPACE POSTS SINCE 2015

PM_Logo.pngHere's the latest update on blog posts since the Progressive Maryland BlogSpace started airing your and your fellow Marylanders' activities and hopes for our state in summer 2015. Find, open and read any blog using these links and summaries. You can latch onto this link in any weekly memo, too...

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Bernie's "Our Revolution" -- an account of his past, and of a hopeful future

maxresdefault.jpgSen. Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent presidential primary campaign put radical democracy on the political map, tells in his new book how he became "Bernie" and how the US can find its way to a social justice future again. Bill Mosley reviews his book Our Revolution.

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In presenting progressive front against Trump, Marylanders may have to watch our backs

Though we need our local institutions to present a solid front to the prospect of a corporate coup (the Trump administration) trends in the news make us wonder if we will have to watch our backs unless we give them some backbone.

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Maryland can join Portland, Ore. in step to reduce income inequality, CEO outrages

portland-841428_960_720.jpgEven in the face of Trump's corporate coup, local and state governments can reduce income inequality with affirmative moves like those in Portland, Oregon -- where out-of-balance CEO compensation will have its price, and benefit the public. Hal Ginsberg recounts how Maryland and its local governments can consider this step.

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for Dec. 12-19

PM_Logo.pngHolidays approach but there is still activism going on. Food security and zero waste policy (hmmm... they may be related) are on the agenda this week.

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MoCo Council divides on $15 minimum wage bill; delay to 2017 likely

15349622_10154865081031953_8327006785825535134_n.jpgThough a MoCo Council majority appears ready to pass a $15 minimum wage, Council President Roger Berliner is using his agenda-setting power to attempt a delay for a study of its effects on local businesses. Study or not, it seems likely the Council won't be able to act until it begins its 2017 session.

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