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July 2015

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State Roundup, July 30, 2015

Published on July 30th, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie

Gov. Hogan to announce shutdown of Baltimore City Detention Center; drug possession with intent to distribute is No. 1 reason Marylanders end up in state prison; U.S. Rep. Cummings pushes price cut of heroin overdose antidote; state officials see Maryland jobs growth in national insurance company mergers; Frederick officials worried about short-term federal funding of transit projects; Va. gov. continues futile war of words on whose “owns” Maryland blue crabs; Simonaires seek good Samaritan waiver for those saving child’s life; former Mikulski aide Del. Maggie McIntosh to endorse Van Hollen for Mikulski’s Senate seat; and U.S. Sen. Cardin says Indian Head Naval facility safe from closure for now... Read More


July 2015

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State Roundup, July 29, 2015

Published on July 29th, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie

Gov. Hogan puts highway engineering plans online for free download, saving contractors time and money to obtain them; small businesses complain about ACA and state regs when it comes to insuring employees; industry, environmentalists both criticize Hogan administration’s smog reduction plan; Ag Secretary Bartenfelder tours Cecil County Fair, says Maryland State Fair too commercial; study finds no matter the ability, gun training is needed; after Chemo Round 2, Gov. Hogan proudly sports new Kojak look; Glenn Ivey secures Hispanic leadership support in race for Congress; Donna Edwards’ campaign, holds its nose, takes outside funds in race for the Senate; and new Prince George’s police station almost ready to open, but can’t afford the cops... Read More


Education

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New PARCC tests of Common Core standards saving money

Published on July 28th, 2015 | by Len Lazarick

A new Maryland commission to study over-testing of children in public schools has yet to begin work, but new standardized tests based on the Common Core curriculum standards are already saving the state money, and four out of five Maryland students who took the tests did them online... Read More


July 2015

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State Roundup, July 28, 2015

Published on July 28th, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie

Medical marijuana grower hopes to set up operation in Washington County, but some state lawmakers concerned about proposal; Gov. Hogan to chair economic panel of NGA; Yumi Hogan hosts Korean delegation at Government House; state Sen. Middleton says new ride-sharing law needs cleaning up; Virginia governor attempts to fire shot at Maryland over who can claim Maryland blue crabs; and prez candidate O’Malley takes a swipe at Hillary Clinton’s Wall St. connections, while having his own conversion on criminal justice. ... Read More


Environment

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Federal facilities play role in Bay cleanup

Published on July 27th, 2015 | by Maryland Reporter

The federal government is one of the Chesapeake Bay watershed’s largest landowners and manages an area roughly the size of Delaware’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, or 5.4 percent of the entire basin. The land and facilities it controls share little in common except that they are all under federal management, and their owners, like all landowners, have a responsibility to reduce their pollution to meet the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load... Read More


July 2015

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State Roundup, July 27, 2015

Published on July 27th, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie

State bans poultry exhibits at fairs to try to prevent bird flu from catching hold in Maryland; first clinic for medical marijuana use opens in Annapolis, sees more than 100 possible patients; with Montgomery judge striking down rain tax, Baltimore area communities now concerned about its use; civil rights activists rally at State House for policing reforms; interest in Red Line, fixing Baltimore transit just won’t go away; Montgomery’s Leggett says he’s 90% sure that Purple Line will get built in reasonable time; Gov. Hogan names new Homeland Security chiefs; Hogan finishes chemo Round 2; and O’Malley takes on Wall Street, then offends home-state poultry interests... Read More


News

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Md. transportation secretary makes a good punching bag

Published on July 26th, 2015 | by Len Lazarick

A month after Gov. Larry Hogan made the decision to ditch the Red Line light-rail project in Baltimore, the city's political and business establishment, including editorial writers and columnists, continue to express outrage. There's little indication that anyone beyond the immediate Baltimore area is paying much attention to the angry outbursts, and certainly not Hogan himself... Read More


Commentary

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Rascovar: Hogan’s 20th century approach to transit

Published on July 26th, 2015 | by Barry Rascovar

You’ve got to give Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn credit for one thing: honesty. He fessed up at a legislative hearing last week that Gov. Larry Hogan Jr. had stripped every last cent from Baltimore’s Red Line rail-transit initiative – as well as most of the state’s previously allocated dollars for the Washington area’s Purple Line – and shifted the entire amount into highway and bridge projects far removed from Maryland’s population centers... Read More


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