April 2015

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State Roundup, April 27, 2015

Published on April 27th, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie

State, national Black Caucus leaders to ask Justice Department to probe Baltimore City Police Dept. following riots in Baltimore City spurred by Freddie Gray death; while some say outside agitators caused riots, majority of arrests were city residents; Gov. Hogan plans to sign bill to allow doubled payouts to those injured by law enforcement; mother’s loss of daughter to suicide prompts bill on school counselors; Women’s Law Center concerned about Hogan’s judicial nominees; and state Democrats call for unity as contentious races near... Read More


Budget

Hogan high fives

Rascovar: Hogan begins taming Maryland’s structural deficit

Published on April 26th, 2015 | by Barry Rascovar

Can Republican Gov. Larry Hogan Jr. tame Maryland's long-standing structural budget deficit? Judging from his first stab at it, he's more than halfway there. But high hurdles lie ahead if he is to reach the point where the state's ongoing revenues far exceed annual spending... Read More


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State Roundup, April 24, 2015

Published on April 24th, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie

Gov. Hogan will sign bill to allow police to wear body cameras; educators plead for release of $68 million, Hogan decision pending; Hogan discusses first 100 days with press; governor will spend $2 million on heroin problem; online hotel booking tax bill awaits signing, but will the Hogan pick up his pen?; tourism up in Maryland; Comfort in at MTA, Peters out at SHA; Hogan sends troopers to Baltimore City Freddie Gray protests; Rawlings-Blake cancels fundraiser; Kathleen Kennedy Townsend considers U.S. Senate her dream job; and Van Hollen hires campaign manager... Read More


News

Gov. Larry Hogan talks with reporters Thursday at the 100 days event.

Hogan still debating hotel tax

Published on April 23rd, 2015 | by Rebecca Lessner

Gov. Larry Hogan is now wrestling with the issue many legislators debated this session: are online travel agents paying the full sales-tax owed to Maryland... Read More


News

Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, networks at a press event marking 100 days in office.

100 days: Hogan fires back on education funding debate

Published on April 23rd, 2015 | by Rebecca Lessner

Gov. Larry Hogan did not give a final decision about whether to fund a requested $68 million to aid counties with higher costs of education during a 100 days in office press event on Thursday. Also on the menu were the governor’s responses to the Freddie Gray investigation ongoing in Baltimore City, transparency and overtesting in public schools... Read More


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State Roundup, April 23, 2015

Published on April 23rd, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie

Environmental and health groups say they will sue Gov. Hogan over enforcement of clean air regulations; 2013 gun law responsible for spike in sales; Hogan addresses death in police custody of Freddie Gray; businesses rally behind Purple Line; East Coast senators, including Ben Cardin, hope to block off-shore drilling; 80% of U.S. Rep. Edwards’ campaign funds come from out of state; Van Hollen and Edwards named to campaign finance task force, Edwards is to chair; and retiring USM Chancellor Kirwan honored at gala-fundraiser... Read More


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State Roundup, April 22, 2015

Published on April 22nd, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie

Legislators and teachers push Gov. Hogan to release millions in education funds; Prince George's gets alcohol sales on Sundays; Robert Smith leaves MTA for the second time under a Republican governor; state budget secretary and delegate are among those delinquent on taxes in Frederick County; MGM National Harbor Casino is sued over minority contracting; Justice Department opens a probe into the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore City Police custody; and Donald Trump to star at MD GOP’s annual fundraiser in June. ... Read More


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