The Best Roundups To Improve Your Home of September 2020

State Roundup January 16, 2020

The Best Roundups To Improve Your Home of September 2020

POSITIVE TONE ON HOGAN BUDGET PLAN: Lawmakers what they see in Gov. Larry Hogan’s budget proposal, Pamela Wood and Luke Broadwater report in the Baltimore Sun’s key takeaways from the proposed budget.

  • The governor’s proposed budget includes nearly $198 million in direct aid to primary and secondary education in Washington County and capital funding for the next installment of Hagerstown’s Urban Improvement Project, Tamela Baker reports in the Hagerstown Herald-Mail’s budget story, which features local highlights.
  • The tone was upbeat Wednesday, reports Danielle Gaines for Maryland Matters. Democrats said they were pleased to hear that Hogan’s 2021 budget proposal fully funds a $350 million mandate to implement education reform initiatives from the Kirwan Commission, sets aside a chunk of the state’s capital budget for school construction, and funds critical transportation projects including the Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore.
  • The proposal also limits tuition hikes at public universities to 2%, and Erin Cox at the Post reports positive response as well but notes legislative analysts are warning about a ballooning deficit in future years.

MOSBY SPEAKS OUT: Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby condemned what she considers a backlash against black, female prosecutors, reports Tim Prudente for the Sun. Traveling to St.

Louis to join other black, female prosecutors, she said Gov. Larry Hogan has undermined her by including money in his budget for the attorney general to hire more staff and prosecute crimes in the city.

  • Larry Hogan was in WBAL’s studio on Wednesday to discuss his budget proposal with C4, and said he has yet to see a “viable crime plan” from city leaders. Hogan dismissed calls for him to send in the National Guard, but said that showed how “ control” the problem is.

MORE DEBATE ON BALTIMORE CRIME PROBLEM: City leaders responded after Gov. Larry Hogan had strong criticism Wednesday about Baltimore City and its effort to crack down on crime, reports Vanessa Herring for WBAL TV.

TAX PACKAGE UNVEILED: A coalition of unions and progressive Maryland Democrats announced a package of tax measures on Wednesday to raise money for a plan to improve education in the state, reports Brian Witte for the AP.

  • Supporters of the proposals estimate their plans would immediately generate $1.4 billion through changes to the tax code for LLCs, capital gains and tax increases to so-called higher-income earners, reports Bryan Sears for The Daily Record.

BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR LONG GUNS: The widow of slain Capital Gazette editor John McNamara gave emotional testimony to a panel of Maryland lawmakers on Wednesday in support of legislation that would require background checks for secondary transfers of “long guns” such as rifles and shotguns, reports Bryan Renbaum for MarylandReporter.com.

GUN BUYBACK PROPOSAL WITHDRAWN: Sen. Ron Young withdrew his bill to establish a statewide gun buyback program for assault weapons this session after he saw an estimate that it would cost the state roughly $2 million to run the program, reports Steve Bohnel for The Frederick News-Post.

AG CALLS FOR END TO SUSPENSIONS FOR TRAFFIC FINES: Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh called this week for an end to the practice of suspending licenses for unpaid court fines and fees, reports Ovetta Wiggins for the Post.

  • Frosh said such a suspension criminalizes poverty and forces low-income drivers to choose between missing work or tempting arrest by driving on a suspended license, reports Steve Lash for The Daily Record.

REFORM FOR EXONEREE COMPENSATION: Speaking about the devastating impacts of false convictions, a group of powerful lawmakers vowed to determine a fair compensation system for exonerees who had been jailed for crimes they didn’t commit, reports Bruce DePuyt for Maryland Matters.

RECESSION REPORTS: A Moody’s economist warns Maryland lawmakers that a recession in 2021 is “not definite” but it would be “extraordinary” if one does not occur, reports Holden Wilen for the Baltimore Business Journal.

DELEGATE NOMINATION PROCESS MIGHT BE CHALLENGED: Caylin Young will seek legal advice Wednesday to determine the best way to challenge the results of a controversial central committee vote nominating a House of Delegates candidate, reports Glynis Kazanjian for Maryland Matters. Young had sought the appointment to the House of Delegates this week but placed second behind Chanel Branch to fill a seat left vacant by former Del. Cheryl Glenn.

HOGAN, RUTHERFORD GREET RETURNING SOLDIERS: Gov. Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford welcomed 150 soldiers from the Army National Guard’s 244th vertical construction company after being deployed for almost one year to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

WIND FARM PROTESTERS MEET FOR UPDATE: About 70 people attended a meeting for those who oppose a plan to place 17 wind turbines on Dan’s Mountain, reports Greg Larry for the Cumberland Times-News. The project has been filed for approval with Maryland’s Public Service Commission.

HOGAN WANTS TO HELP MILITARY FAMILIES: Gov. Larry Hogan proposed a package of legislation to benefit military families, reports Ryan Dickstein for WMAR. The bills would expand tuition assistance for Maryland National Guard members, provide tax relief for military retirees and reform occupational licensing laws to boost opportunities for military families.

FREDERICK ICE PARTNERSHIP AUDIT COMING: A draft of an audit involving a high-profile immigration enforcement program within the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is expected to be finished next month, reports Steve Bohnel for The Frederick News-Post.

OPINION: STATE SHOULD PAY FOR ASSESSMENTS: The Maryland Association of Counties blog Conduit Street reports that the governor’s budget legislation would shift a greater percentage of costs for the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to the counties.

This proposed permanent cost shift not only imposes a high fiscal burden on counties, but threatens the objective nature of having assessment functions managed and funded by an entity that does not meaningfully, directly benefit from the results of those assessments, Kevin Kinally opines.

HOSPITAL PAYMENT SYSTEM CONSIDERED: Maryland lawmakers plan to take a look at how the state’s hospitals determine whether patients can pay and how hospitals collect payment from patients who struggle with their bills, reports Tim Curtis for The Daily Record.

BSO FUTURE: State and local leaders met Wednesday in Annapolis to talk about long-term funding solutions for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, reports Rachel Menitoff for WJZ.

INTERVIEW WITH MILLER: Senate President Emeritus Mike Miller the longest-serving state Senate president in U.S. history, is adjusting back to life as one of 47 state senators, reports Sheilah Kast and Maureen Harvie on WYPR. During On The Record, he reflects on the changes he has seen and made in Maryland.

TOLLS CHANGING ON BAY BRIDGE: Vacationers heading to Ocean City this summer will pay their toll as they get off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge under new plans announced by Maryland transportation officials, reports Kamieshkumar Desai for the Salisbury Daily Times. The Maryland Transportation Authority said overhead tolling gantries are coming to the Eastern Shore side of the Bay Bridge as part of the plans to switch to full-time cashless tolls by this summer.

Source: https://marylandreporter.com/2020/01/16/state-roundup-january-16-2020/

SPOTTED // SEPTEMBER #CITIZENMADE ROUNDUP – The Citizenry

The Best Roundups To Improve Your Home of September 2020

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  • Kyoto is an invitation to escape from the fast pace and the fleeting nature of…
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  • We made it! Spring is here. There's something magical about the season – the temps…
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  • A seamless clash of European tradition and modern sensibility, it’s no surprise Lisbon is an object of…
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  • There’s something magical about Jaipur. A city full of personality, each block bustles with women…
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  • The India Collection has been our biggest undertaking yet. Over a year in the making,…
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  • Curating a pillow setup that's well-balanced, complementary but not too “matchy-matchy” is truly an art form. From color and pattern to…
  • Here at The Citizenry, we take birthdays pretty seriously. Partly because it gives us an excuse…
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  • It’s easy to fall in love with the lush landscapes of Indonesia. During our travels…
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Source: https://www.the-citizenry.com/blogs/all/spotted-september-citizenmade-roundup

Autumn Bliss is Here with the Best September Events in the Black Hills and Badlands

The Best Roundups To Improve Your Home of September 2020

Thursday, August 22, 2019 Tuesday, September 24, 2019

School buses are on the street and backpacks are full as we transition from the summer into fall once again—the time for festivals, pumpkins, buffalo roundups, classic hot rods and more! Dig out your fuzziest sweaters from your closet and find spectacular fall events in the Black Hills and Badlands this September. 

Thursday, September 24, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, September 26, 2020 (All day)

Feel the thunder and join the herd at the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup. Watch cowboys and cowgirls as they roundup and drive the herd of approximately 1,400 buffalo (number of animals vary depending on rangeland conditions) to the corrals.

Car Shows

Studebakers, bikes and hot rods will be shined up and lined up in September for visitors and gearheads to admire. Food, cars, music and a community of people to share it with—stop by and see it all! 

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Members of the Dakotas Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club from five states will soon be meeting in Custer, SD, for a weekend of cruising and showing off their cars. On Sunday, September 6, owners will display their cars and trucks on 6th Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Join us for the 7th Annual Rush No More Car/Bike Show and Shine September 7th.

Events at the Beginning of September

Sunday, September 6, 2020

The second traditional night blast of the year is on September 6th. The blast honors the dual anniversaries of the 1877 death of Crazy Horse and of the 1908 birth of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski.

Friday, September 6, 2019 to Saturday, September 7, 2019

This is an AMA-sanctioned event, and will take place downtown on the famous Sturgis Main Street, September 6th and 7th, 2019. This race combines flat-out street racing right on Main Street as well as portions of dirt.

Saturday, September 12, 2020 to Sunday, September 13, 2020

The Hill City Arts Council is proud to bring this long-standing showcase of fabric arts to our community.

Friday, September 18, 2020 to Saturday, September 19, 2020

The Jam’s always been a premiere outdoor music festival in the region, and this year it will be on display for all at no charge.

Friday, September 13, 2019 to Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Stratobowl was first made famous in the 1930’s when high altitude balloons launched from the site, visited the stratosphere and made history.  The site has long been acknowledged as an important part of aviation history.

Marathons, Races & More

As we move into the fall season, the weather cools just enough to get out and enjoy the colorful scenery changes. For many runners, bicyclists, and outdoor enthusiasts, it signals race season. Whether you’re in it for glory, beer, fun, or to bask in nature’s splendor, there are several marathons, races, and community get-togethers to keep you moving this September. 

Friday, September 18, 2020 to Sunday, September 20, 2020

South Dakota’s George S. Mickelson Trail is more than just a recreation Trail; it’s a trail of history. You have the opportunity to travel the same path as General George A. Custer, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Potato Creek Johnny.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln are calling your name!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Thanks to some of the most persistent roadside billboards advertising “free ice water” among other things, most people have heard of Wall Drug located in the town of Wall, SD. And just outside of the town lies Badlands National Park, a dramatic and ancient display of sandstone formations.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

This autumn hike is the public’s second chance of the year to walk up the world’s largest mountain carving in progress.

Fall Festivals

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Saturday, September 7th, 2019 Sundance Beer Festival hopes to draw over 1000 beer enthusiast and their families converge on Main Street of Sundance, Wyoming to come try our amazing selection of premium craft brews from Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado! This year the festival starts at

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Downtown's biggest festival, The Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival, returns for the 11th year. Visit Main Street Square and venture down Sixth St and into Memorial Park for a pumpkin catapult, giant pumpkin weigh-off, cooking demonstration, Kidz Zone, pony rides, vendors and more. 

Events Later in September

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 to Saturday, September 26, 2020

If you love the beauty of the Black Hills, you won’t want to miss a chance to take home one-of-a-kind artwork painted on-site in the Black Hills! Watch artists painting live in action at various locations!

Come experience the national parks! On five days in 2019, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2020:

January 20: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

There’s something for everyone, so get your autumnal fix in the Black Hills and Badlands this September!

For a full line up of festivals and events in the Black Hills and Badlands, visit our Events Calendar.

Source: https://www.blackhillsbadlands.com/blog/2019-08-22/autumn-bliss-here-best-september-events-black-hills-and-badlands