Published on July 31st, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie
Gov. Hogan makes unilateral decision to shutter Detention Center immediately, sending male inmates to other nearby facilities, making defense attorneys “weirdly happy;” Hogan blasts FEMA for not declaring riot-torn Baltimore City a disaster area; in the meantime, U.S. Rep. Cummings, Sen. Mikulski seek federal aid for inner cities; Rockville Confederate statue vandalised, causes controversy as mayor ignores City Council recommendation for its removal; gun lobby drops from big spending list in Annapolis; U.S. Rep. Van Hollen backing Iran nuclear deal; and state Del. McIntosh backs Van Hollen for Senate... Read More →
Published on July 31st, 2015 | by Len Lazarick
Gov. Larry Hogan's performance in Baltimore Thursday evoked memories of William Donald Schaefer, the legendary "Do it now" mayor and governor, as Hogan announced the immediate closing of the Baltimore City Detention Center.
Hogan's large bald head from his chemotherapy added to the impression, but it was more the tone, attitude and approach that was Schaeferesque: impatient, angry, concerned with the people affected, and denigrating those other politicians who couldn't get the job done... Read More →
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 →
Published on July 29th, 2015 | by Maryland Reporter
At the recent annual meeting of the Chesapeake Bay Program leadership, there was much talk about the importance of restoring local rivers, streams and the Chesapeake Bay, but a shortage of commitment to specific actions that will get Bay restoration back on track... Read More →
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 →
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 →
Published on July 28th, 2015 | by Maryland Reporter
"It looks like there is another white dome in the Annapolis State House!," said Gov. Larry Hogan in a typically upbeat Facebook post Tuesday morning along with a hairless photo (above)... Read More →
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.
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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 →
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 →