Georgia Slater

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Georgia Slater is a journalist in the Capital News Service Annapolis bureau covering education and health. She has worked as an editorial intern for Secret Tel Aviv in Israel, a staff writer for Unwind magazine and The Mitzpeh and is the vice president of public relations for her sorority. She can be reached by email at georgiaslater618@gmail.com or her Twitter handle @georgiahslater.

October 12, 2017
Maryland casinos may see new forms of gaming

Maryland may see new forms of gaming such as “esports” or skill-based games after a panel of various gaming corporations presented information to a joint legislative committee this week.

October 31, 2017
Maryland officials tout new generic drug price-gouging law

Following Maryland’s recent efforts as the first state to enact a law that protects consumers from prescription drug price-gouging, local leaders and health care advocates on Tuesday highlighted the benefits of the legislation and urged Marylanders to share their personal stories about drug affordability.

December 5, 2017
Maryland’s deadline to enroll in health coverage nears

A series of “last chance” events are scheduled for this weekend to help Marylanders enroll in Affordable Care Act health care coverage for 2018 before the Dec 15. deadline.

October 25, 2017
Md. Medical society asks hospitals to review opioid doses

The Maryland State Medical Society is taking action amidst the nation’s opioid crisis and urging hospitals and physicians in the state to decrease the automated controlled-substance standing orders and to prescribe a minimum amount of opioids necessary.

November 9, 2017
Md. schools commission aims for more career-bound programs

Ebony Ginard can build a small house in just two weeks.

November 15, 2017
Panel weighs new school-construction funding bill

Building additional schools and pushing for more up-to-date, efficient and innovative design proposals is under review by a state panel charged with examining school construction.

September 26, 2017
Safe drug-use space in Baltimore could save money, lives

A safe space in Baltimore for drug use for those addicted to opioids would generate an estimated $6 million in net healthcare cost savings and bring 121 people into treatment annually, according to a panel of law enforcement officials and a Johns Hopkins professor.

September 21, 2017
State legislation to counter opioid epidemic leads panel to revisit recovery schools

A fire led to the eventual end of Phoenix — a groundbreaking Maryland public school program for children with addiction that closed in 2012 — but the state could see institutions like it rise again from the ashes.