Green Notes: 3 Major Conservation Organizations Merge

By Josh Kurtz Three major Eastern Shore conservation organizations officially merged last week. Chester River Association, Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, and Sassafras River Association have formed ShoreRivers, a nonprofit dedicated to healthy waterways across the upper and middle shore through science-based advocacy, restoration, and education. ShoreRivers will keep the local focus of its legacy organizations by maintaining their existing volunteer networks

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You Heard It Here First

A Few Maryland Matters Scoops Rockeymoore Cummings Considers Bid for Governor https://marylandmatters.org/2017/07/17/sources-cummings-wife-eyes-bid-for-governor/   Hogan Campaign Manager: Now You See Him… https://marylandmatters.org/2017/06/13/scoop-gov-hogan-hires-campaign-manager-and-general-consultant/   …Now You Don’t https://marylandmatters.org/2017/09/01/hogan-sacks-campaign-manager/   Baltimore Tech Entrepreneur Ross Ponders Gubernatorial Run https://marylandmatters.org/2017/03/06/scoop-baltimore-tech-entrepreneur-ponders-run-for-governor-in-2018/   Lawyer Burns to Run for Anne Arundel County Council https://marylandmatters.org/2017/03/14/scoop-lawyer-kim-burns-plans-bid-for-anne-arundel-county-council-seat/

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Health Care Advocacy Group Shifts Focus to Name-Brand Drugs

By Samuel Manas Fresh off the successful enactment of a law limiting generic and off-brand prescription drug price increases, Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, is pushing for greater limitations on name-brand drugs. His organization’s ideas, he says, are popular — and he has the numbers to show it. Polling conducted by OpinionWorks, an Annapolis-based firm, through

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Sources: Horse Farmer Likely to Challenge Schuh in Anne Arundel

By Josh Kurtz Anne Arundel County Democrats, buoyed by their strong showing in last week’s Annapolis elections, may have finally found a candidate to run for county executive. Multiple sources told Maryland Matters this week that Steuart Pittman, a Davidsonville horse farmer whose family has lived on 350 acres alongside the Patuxent River for eight generations, is preparing to run.

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