Measure would fund initiative for national service programs
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Senate president is sponsoring legislation to fund an initiative to help participation in national service programs.
Senate President Bill Ferguson is scheduled to talk about the measure at a news conference on Friday.
Sen. Shelly Hettleman is scheduled to join him, as well as Delegate Sandy Rosenberg.
The measure would require the governor to put $150,000 in a fund each year to help cover expenses incurred by participants in national service programs.
Jesse Colvin, CEO of Service Year Alliance, and James Knight, an alumnus of Civic Works YouthBuild, also are scheduled to attend.