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Health Enterprise Zones

July 27, 2012

We participated in a great public forum last night at the Long Branch Community Center to discuss the Lt. Governor's Health Enterprise Zones initiative to address health disparities. Check out our footage on YouTube.... Read more »

General Assembly passes tax hike in final hours

April 12, 2011

"In these times of tough budget problems, other states should do what Maryland did, raise money in a way that saves lives," DeMarco said. "This alcohol tax increase will save many lives and raise enough money to fund critical health care and community service needs."... Read more »

Celebrating the passage of alcohol tax

The Lorraine Sheehan Alcohol Tax Coalition commends the Maryland General Assembly for voting to raise an alcohol specific tax for the first time in 40 years. We urge Governor Martin O'Malley to sign this life-saving measure.... Read more »

Statement by Vincent DeMarco President, Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative

March 25, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2011 In a great victory for public health in Maryland, the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee today voted favorably on life-saving legislation to increase an alcohol specific tax for the first time in forty years. Sponsored by Senators Verna Jones-Rodwell and Rich Madaleno, Senate Bill 994 will over the next […]... Read more »

MD Alcohol tax a win-win say supporters

January 5, 2011

A new study concludes an increase in Maryland's alcohol tax could save lives and money.... Read more »

Poll boasts public support for alcohol tax increase

January 4, 2011

“Maryland voters overwhelmingly support the dime-a-drink alcohol tax increase because they know that it will save lives and help Maryland’s economy,” said Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Health Care For All! Coalition.... Read more »

Push continues for MD alcohol tax hike

A study released Tuesday says a proposed hike in the state’s alcohol tax would decrease the number of alcohol-related deaths in Maryland while saving the state money from crimes associated with booze.... Read more »

Maryland preps for health care reform

December 31, 2010

DeMarco said he only needs 11 more members to sign on to pass the measure, which he calls "good policy and good politics."... Read more »

Is your representative on this list?

December 2, 2010

Check out our list of the 75 leaders in the Maryland General Assembly who have agreed to co-sponsor our Lorraine Sheehan Health and Community Services Proposal so far. If your representative isn't on our list, give them a call to ask for their support TODAY!... Read more »