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May 2015

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State Roundup, May 22, 2015

Published on May 22nd, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie

Gov. Hogan to embark on 12-day trade mission to South Korea, China and Japan; MTA’s Mobility system for the disabled faces myriad complaints, lawsuit; grand jury hands down indictments of six Baltimore Police officers in Freddie Gray’s death with some changes to Mosby charges; U.S. Rep. Harris helps hammer out bipartisan compromise on NIH grants bill; U.S. Rep. Van Hollen hopes to help states stop predatory towing; and losing Maryland candidate Dan Bongino moves to new home on Florida's Atlantic coast... Read More


May 2015

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State Roundup, May 21, 2015

Published on May 21st, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie

State’s new environmental chief says he’ll push to improve bay health and business relations; MGM National Harbor calls minority business suit frivolous; residents of State Center see redevelopment as neighborhood revitalization tool; MVA pulls parallel parking from driving tests; Maryland’s U.S. reps, Baltimore City mayor meet at White House over Baltimore problems; U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards had backed Senate rival Van Hollen to replace Pelosi as House Dem leader; and former TV news anchor quits Marriott job, may run for Congress from the 8th... Read More


May 2015

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State Roundup, May 20, 2015

Published on May 20th, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie

Gov. Hogan finds that moving money in Maryland is more difficult than he expected as State Police will have to find money to reopen Annapolis barrack; Senate panels to convene over Hogan’s toll cuts; three named to Open Meetings Compliance Board; Maryland joins nationwide fraud complaint over cancer charities; Coppin State gets new president; and Baltimore City minority business group complains of treatment by City Hall... Read More


Education

School lunch by USDAgov with Flickr Creative Commons License

Free meals program will expand to more Maryland schools

Published on May 19th, 2015 | by Rebecca Lessner

Through expanding a free meals program, legislators hope to come up with a simple solution for the complex question of enhancing student performance. “Being able to reach your full potential during the course of the day, studying in school, is so dependent upon having school meal,” said bill sponsor, Del. Keith Haynes, D-Baltimore City... Read More


May 2015

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State Roundup, May 19, 2015

Published on May 19th, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie

Supremes strike down Maryland tax law governing out-of-state income, ruling could affect other states and cost Maryland counties millions of dollars. Especially hard-hit could be Montgomery, but Anne Arundel says it it ready to refund; ruling could apply to new E-ZPass two-tier policy as well; development of new state fracking rules mirror O’Malley timeline; President Obama puts limits on turning over military equipment to local jurisdictions; despite talk to the contrary, by state law Preakness can’t leave Baltimore; young, gay Republican considers running for U.S. Senate; Prince George’s business leaders want to cut property tax; Arundel Council backs police body cam study; and Montgomery Council chief questions Hogan on Purple Line... Read More


Annapolitics Blog

Mandel Hogan Maloney

Ex-gov. Mandel, 95, feted as ‘architect of modern Maryland’

Published on May 18th, 2015 | by Len Lazarick

If you live long enough in politics, all may not be forgiven, but most is forgotten, and if you're lucky, only the good stuff is remembered. That's certainly true of former Gov. Marvin Mandel, who turned 95 last month and was feted Wednesday at a birthday celebration organized by his old friend and sometimes unofficial ‘chauffeur,’ lobbyist Bruce Bereano... Read More


May 2015

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State Roundup, May 18, 2015

Published on May 18th, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie

Gov. Hogan calls cost estimate of Purple Line not acceptable; Hogan says he’ll kill a Busch capital program and transfer funds to State Police operating budget but budget pros say not so fast, that’s not how this works; meanwhile political pundits say this is a slap at Speaker Busch, reminiscent of misstep by troubled one-termer Ehrlich; PSB OKs Exelon-Pepco merger; four Maryland college police departments get military equipment including rifles and an armored truck; PG exec in a budget/tax battle over ed funding; Arundel exec questioned over grants to out-of-county agencies that he has ties to; and O’Malley says he’s still against death penalty after Tsarnaev sentencing... Read More


Budget

Hogan Busch Miller

Gov. Hogan picks a fight with Speaker Busch

Published on May 17th, 2015 | by Len Lazarick

Gov. Larry Hogan will have plenty of reasons to face off with House Speaker Michael Busch over spending and policy issues in the next four years. But why the Republican governor chose to pick a fight with the Democratic leader of the House of Delegates on Friday make little sense... Read More


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