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Posts Tagged ‘reform’

What the Supreme Court Ruling On Healthcare means for Families in Maryland, June 28th, 2012

The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act ensures hard-working, middle class families will get the security they deserve and protects every American from the worst insurance company abuses.  Here’s what today’s ruling means for the middle class: Insurance companies no longer have unchecked power to cancel your policy, deny you coverage, or  Read the Rest…

Forward with Health Innovations, March 23rd, 2012

By Dr. Josh Sharfstein, Secretary of the DHMH Two years ago today, the President signed the Affordable Care Act into law. Since that time, we’ve made great strides in expanding and improving health care services for the people of our State. Together, we’ve extended health care coverage to over 310,000 previously uninsured Marylanders–half of whom  Read the Rest…

Regulatory Reform (2012), March 1st, 2012

Following an Executive Order issued in 2011, State agencies conducted a comprehensive review of all regulations to identify those that could be revised, repealed or streamlined to enable economic and job growth.  Thanks to the help of Maryland’s business community and our dedicated citizens, more than 130 regulations were identified for reform.

Education Reform Act of 2010, March 1st, 2010

Includes reforms in the following major categories: teacher tenure; student growth in evaluations, and differentiated pay.  Consistent with Maryland Race to the Top initiative, this extends the period before a teacher is eligible for tenure from two years to three years and provides for additional mentoring and professional development for non-tenured teachers who need additional  Read the Rest…

Tax Reform Act of 2007 (2007 Special Session), September 1st, 2007

Overhauls the State’s tax structure beginning January 1, 2008, thereby increasing State revenues.