January 2015

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State Roundup, January 30, 2015

Published on January 30th, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie

Maryland’s legislative Black Caucus protests Gov. Hogan’s cuts to education, eyeing the $143 million less expected to counties; Arundel’s Republican lawmakers again propose electing that county’s school board; bill would limit sites for methadone clinics; state allows two casinos to cut slot machines, add table games; after the kerfuffle, Carroll GOP Central Committee sends three names to governor as nominees to replace Joe Getty in Senate; Carroll Commissioners seek to strip committee of power to replace commissioners, want elections instead; former Gov. O’Malley heads to New Hampshire, South Carolina; Baltimore County cuts education request; and Montgomery exec warns of property tax hike... Read More


General Assembly

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Delegates want voters to fill vacancies in legislature, but GOP wants to keep party role

Published on January 30th, 2015 | by Len Lazarick

Two freshman delegates from each party are working on legislation to give voters a greater role in filling legislative seats that become vacant. At the same time, Republican Party officials are working on ways to establish statewide party rules that will maintain the strong role of party central committees in the process and avoid the special elections the delegates are proposing... Read More


Budget

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Black Caucus protests Hogan’s education funding

Published on January 29th, 2015 | by Rebecca Lessner

The Maryland legislature’s Black Caucus has sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan protesting cuts to education in his budget, saying they hurt progress being made in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County schools... Read More


January 2015

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State Roundup, January 29, 2015

Published on January 29th, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie

A punctual Gov. Hogan sets a new tone at initial Board of Public Works meeting, thrilling Comptroller Franchot as they continue their budget-tightening bro-mance; Del. Barve calls on Hogan to address Bay cleanup-farming issues; new transportation chief says he’s open-minded over Red and Purple lines; Hogan allows three last-minute O’Malley initiatives to move forward; Del. Cluster proposes cops in every school; proposal would make charter schools independent of school boards; Del. McDonough hopes to reinstate death penalty; Sen. Madaleno blasts Montgomery County school board over superintendent contract; and long-time Baltimore City councilman won’t seek re-election... Read More


Annapolitics Blog

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Hogan to fill 3 Assembly vacancies

Published on January 28th, 2015 | by Len Lazarick

Gov. Larry Hogan told MarylandReporter.com Wednesday morning that he expected to have a meeting later in the day to discuss appointments, including the filling of three vacancies in the legislature he caused by naming two senators and a delegate to posts within his administration. ... Read More


January 2015

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State Roundup, January 28, 2015

Published on January 28th, 2015 | by Cynthia Prairie

Some lawmakers are seeking changes to the 40-year-old Police Officers Bill of Rights; Baltimore City mayor says state cuts will harm city schools; Comptroller Franchot wants reforms to state procurement process; ACA proves to have a downside with more costly drugs; incoming Ag Secretary Bartenfelder has ties to the land and to the Eastern Shore; state Sen. Hershey named new Minority Whip; Fosselman to remain as deputy Secretary of State; Gov. Hogan to deliver State of State next Wednesday; U.S. Sens. Cardin, Mikulski oppose Obama plan for offshore drilling; former surgeon, possible presidential contender Ben Carson talks baking, gays and poison; Amedori files ethics complaint against Carroll commissioner; and Len Lazarick and four others noted by the Fix at the Post for State House coverage... Read More


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