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LEGISLATION

SUPPORTING IN LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS AND SMALL BUSINESSES

Maryland Journalism Sustainability Act — Local newspaper circulation and ad revenue is on the decline, and small businesses are still recovering from the pandemic. This bill would establish a non-refundable tax credit for small businesses to spend on advertising on Maryland newspapers, radios, and television. Specifically, this five-year program will cover up to $1,000 in the first year and $500 in the following four years.

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INVESTING IN CLIMATE INNOVATION

Maryland has the unique opportunity to invest in innovation and lead the country in solving the climate crisis. Maryland Technology Development Corporation, or TEDCO, is an independent agency in Maryland and already plays a leading role in funding early-stage tech businesses. This bill would establish a dedicated fund to invest in climate innovation. 

 

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COMBATTING THE YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

Maryland and the entire nation faces a shortage of mental health professionals. Additionally, our youth face a dire mental health crisis worsened by a lack of mental health professionals. This bill would allocate $500,000 per year for student loan repayment for mental health professionals—psychologists, resource psychologists, psychologist coordinators, social workers, social worker supervisors, and mental health coordinators—who have worked in Maryland public schools for at least one year.

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BANNING UNDERAGE DIET PILLS

Seemingly harmless, diet pills can be extremely unhealthy and highly addictive. Additionally, the abuse of diet pills, especially by people with eating disorders, is well-documented. This bill would restrict the sale of diet pills and supplements sold to adults and mandate that these pills are kept behind the counter and inaccessible to minors. Furthermore, this will ensure that consumers are aware of the risks involved with their consumption.

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