State Roundup, June 22, 2016

Gov. Hogan commits hundreds of millions to secure new FBI HQ; U.S. Senate panel moves to aid medical marijuana business startups; state Parole and Probation field office workers seek help with a cracking infrastructure; Annapolis parking garages experience data breaches; Arundel County Exec Schuh agrees with Trump on some things, not on others; and despite attempt, Maryland’s Tubman won’t lose spot on $20.

State Roundup, June 21, 2016

Maryland to offer new savings accounts for people with disabilities to save more without diminishing SSI, other benefits; Gov. Hogan names Chris Shank chief legislative officer; MTA cancels briefings over Hogan’s overhaul to Baltimore City transit, upsetting lawmakers; Maryland District Court clerk issues memo on transgender use of bathrooms; U.S. Rep. Harris now taking a lead role in bi-partisan action for medical marijuana research; Montgomery gives shorted pay to contract workers; U.S. Rep. Delaney leads in poll by gun control group; and Dan Bongino runs for Congress -- in Florida.

State Roundup, June 20, 2016

Maryland may have shorted 13,000 state workers of pay; Maryland is one of three states whose legislatures failed to pass legislation barring those on terrorism watch lists from buying weapons; state to increase minimum wage by 50 cents in July; Gov. Hogan facing some fallout from Republicans for not backing Donald Trump for president; women are finding cracks in the glass ceiling when it comes to working in the medical marijuana industry; and Arundel County Exec Schuh targeted by impersonators on Twitter.

State Roundup, June 17, 2016

After Orlando, Maryland’s top Dems renew effort to ban those on terrorist watch list from buying guns; Speaker Busch objects to raise, bonus to USM’s new chancellor; USM tuition policy change may need to be changed; lawyers get a lesson in state’s new expungement laws; Gov. Hogan opposes suggestion to cut number of schools on maintenance review; judge considers delaying Purple Line; Baltimore County schools may add Muslim holidays to school calendar; and Carroll County mulling switch to charter government.

State Roundup, June 16, 2016

Maryland’s senators join floor effort to stop gun sales to suspected terrorists; Gov. Hogan holds back on releasing $80 million for teacher pensions, school renovations, demolition of city detention center; Hogan finally says he won’t vote for Trump; U.S. loans Purple Line companies $875 million; new chancellor gets large raise, bonus in closed-door decision; and 299 Arundel school personnel set to retire.

State Roundup, June 15, 2016

State eligible for $17 million to widen opioid addiction treatment; feds award nonprofit bucks to make sure Maryland children have public health insurance; medical marijuana panel wrestles with vetting financial histories of potential licensees; two Baltimore high schools to launch Gov. Hogan’s early college initiative; city elections problems put on staffing, training, logistics; some Sandtown-Winchester residents skeptical of Hogan’s revitalization efforts; and Hogan distances self from Trump over Muslim views.

State Roundup, June 14, 2016

Elections officials to brief Senate panel on voting problems in April primary; Maryland nonprofit health-care co-op sues federal government over $22 million in required payments to big insurance firms; 40 revisions to Maryland’s medical marijuana regulations worries advocates; U.S. Rep. Hoyer pushes manufacturing as bipartisan salve; Gov. Hogan names two to bench in Frederick County; Baltimore City mayor says she’ll move funds for youth programs.

State Roundup, June 13, 2016

Hogan administration challenges EPA’s finding that Arundel power plant is violating air pollution rules; Baltimore City seeks new, radical ways to help heroin addicts; Gov. Hogan orders flags to fly at half-staff in memory of Orlando shooting victims; Jim Smith loaned Pugh campaign $100,000; with several schools closing, some Carroll residents will have a longer distance to go vote; former county attorney warns Arundel on less transparency with charter change; Talbot Council votes -- in public -- to keep rebel statue; and Somerset considering new regulations on siting chicken facilities.

State Roundup, June 10, 2016

Gov. Hogan to work “very closely” with DHMH to reduce wait list for inmates needing mental health care; state workers, union seek more staffing, better training at health care facilities; fentanyl overdose death shoot up 83% in a year; Hogan eyes improved customer service from government agencies; USM Regents OK $5.3 billion budget; Hogan continues to be mum on whether he’ll vote for Trump for president; Pepco-Exelon merger leads to financial benefit for two counties; Carla Hayden likely to become next head of Library of Congress; and O’Malley backs Clinton.

State Roundup, June 9, 2016

Panel on school testing fails to cut student testing times despite months of work; state regulators OK hospital rate hikes; crowded prisons addressed in two stories: one about mental health reform, the other about bail reform; state Treasurer Kopp ask how public-private partnerships affect state bond rating; new casino isn’t even built and Prince George’s officials begin to argue over how to spend video gaming revenue; state aid help vaccine firm to grow in Montgomery; and remembering Esther Gelman, a political powerhouse in MoCo.