BPW OKs $106.6 million in school construction contracts, but grills officials on money management first; as 6th casino set to open, state to undertake study on gambling addiction in Maryland; preliminary medical marijuana licenses to be announced Aug. 15; joint effort aids in work to create oyster habitat for bay; in her final speech at the Dem confab, Sen. Mikulski urges women to “suit up” for Clinton for president; O’Malley says DNC was all in for Clinton, despite other Dems in the race; and Baltimore City mulls minimum wage hike to $15 an hour.
Board of Public Works OKs $50,000 payout in death of Frostburg football player; Gov. Hogan questions renovations at city school slated for demolition; Prince George’s Exec Baker, potential candidate for governor, blasts Hogan; Martin O’Malley addresses Democratic National Convention; and as Marilyn Mosby drops last of charges against Baltimore police, critics, supporters line up.
Gov. Hogan appoints three to PG District Court, including son of note lobbyist, ally; court uphold $1.45 million lead paint verdict; BPW to vote on $50,000 payout to family of late Frostburg athlete; gubernatorial hopefuls out and about at Dem convention; Marylanders remain in spotlight at Dem convention; Montgomery Exec Leggett joins call for nationwide immigration reform; Del. Wilson throws hat in right for judgeship; and fight against proposed term limits in Montgomery County begins.
As Democratic National Convention gets under way in Philadelphia, Marylanders play key roles -- some better than others; Bernie Sanders’ Maryland supporters begin lining up behind Clinton; Maryland Dems agree that new DNC chair is needed; Gov. Hogan funds Washington County drug treatment program to allow addicts to recover at home while treatment advocates push for more in-jail aid; study finds that cleaner air can boost Chesapeake Bay water quality; Hogan communications chief steps down; and Frederick group considers moving Taney bust.
Hogan administration reconsiders six-year-old measures used to repopulate depleted oyster beds; Gov. Hogan hairy bobblehead wins race at Baysox stadium charity event; Greater Hagerstown Committee asks state to create plan to widen I-81 in Washington County; former AG, gubernatorial candidate Gansler says voters urge him to run against Hogan; Maryland Dems ready for Philly convention, including U.S. Rep. Van Hollen and Comptroller Franchot, who throw their support to Clinton; Dems defend Baltimore City after wild Trump claims; Senate race coffers not as filled as expected; and prospects fade for MoCo collective bargaining bill.
With Gov. Hogan’s appointment of Louis Pope to UMS regent, state GOP to lose major fund-raiser; school officials say state funding for construction falling short; court rules Maryland Public Information Act prohibits listing of abandoned property by value; Maryland gets $1.4 million to help fight Zika; as GOP convention closes, Maryland Republicans are upbeat; Perez on Clinton’s short VP list; and former Gov. O’Malley to speak at Democratic convention.
Medical marijuana advocate Del. Morhaim says he wishes he had been more transparent about business involvement; Maryland drops plan to limit mail to inmates to just postcards; Gov. Hogan, shunning GOP convention, takes in the love and crabs in Crisfield as lobbyist Bruce Bereano holds court once again under his giant tent; Maryland’s minorities in GOP stand out at convention, and at home; while local businesses don’t wish to associate with Trump, they still find ways to insert themselves at convention; Navy admiral makes Clinton’s short list of VP picks; Howard Dems demonstrate unity; and longtime White House reporter Helen Thomas dies.
Attorney General Frosh announces suit against Volkswagen over pollution; Frosh says regulating “convoluted and complicated” fantasy sports industry overly expensive; Talbot transgender student files federal civil rights suit against county schools; state, local lawmakers eye Baltimore City’s contracting process after cost overruns; Gov. Hogan endorses Kathy Szeliga for U.S. Senate; Szeliga stays in Maryland to campaign but still backs Trump for president; in Senate race, Van Hollen adds $1.8 million to coffers; and at GOP Convention, Marylanders give Pence a thumbs up as VP pick; possible plagiarism by Trump’s wife shrugged off; and former Marylander Ben Carson speaks.
Gov. Hogan announces $100 million to help ease congestion along I-270; tosses in funds for Montgomery County shuttle service during Metro repairs; first lady tours art studio for adults with disabilities; state Del. McDonough pushes possibility of ousting Ruppersberger in U.S. House to Cleveland convention-goers; while some Marylanders urge unity under Trump at GOP convention, others attempt to change process at rules committee; convention delegate David Bossie of Citizens United cited by Gingrich as a major player; and Arundel council member pulls proposal to extend term limits.
Del. Morhaim, who led effort to legalize medical pot, is consultant with company trying to profit from the drug; school repairs could stop if Gov. Hogan doesn’t release funds for projects; Sen. Kelley replaces Sen. Gladden on Judicial Proceedings; study finds problems with Maryland wells; judicial appointee draws fire for pro-gun comments; while Hogan to sit out GOP convention, quite a number of Marylanders vouch for Trump; two writers offers similar perspective on the Donald Trump they know; CIA fraud is sentenced; Tom Marr laid to rest; and ‘Ellie’ Merrill, former Annapolis Capital publisher, dies.