In quick lesson, lawmakers learn how to use naloxone while health centers reluctant to screen for drug abuse since so few treatment beds available; panel hopes to cut prison population by reducing aiming at technical violations; Redistricting Commission torn between going bold or not; state high court rules that farm transfer tax must be cut; Attorney General Frosh says theft of children’s IDs now a problem; statewide, job losses for September hit 4,000; AA council considers loosening medical marijuana restrictions; O’Malley chats and sings on The View; and Councilman Mosby may run for Baltimore City mayor.
GBC wants to expand exports by smaller businesses; legislative audit critical of DBED’s reliance on companies for information; state panel seeks to reduce number of people incarcerated to increase drug, mental health treatment; groups ask state to restore voter education campaign; Sen. Simonaire plans to file bill to require notification when police acquire military equipment; congressional candidate Matthews defends sources of campaign funding; Montgomery Board of Elections restores early voting spot; and Baltimore County Council seeks to kill its rain tax.
Report ranks Maryland high when it comes to informing lawmakers about the cost of proposed legislation; 3 in 10 Marylander say they know someone who is or was addicted to opioids; Anne Arundel begins honing in on sites for proposed medical marijuana growers, dispensaries; Harford trots out new voting systems; if he joined Senate race, U.S. Rep. Cummings could win, says poll; in the meantime, U.S. Rep. Edwards leads U.S. Rep. Van Hollen in the race; two high powered Maryland Democrats to host Clinton fund-raiser tonight; also tonight O’Malley on The Daily Show; and O’Malley says debate fattened his purse.
Two fired at Maryland Energy Administration as Hogan moves agency to Baltimore; poll finds Lt. Gov. Rutherford not very well known; in race for U.S. Rep. Edwards’ seat, former Lt. Gov. Brown begins to make a showing in fund-raising; Matthews out-raises Raskin in race for U.S. Rep. Van Hollen’s seat; Van Hollen leads Edwards in Senate fund-raising race; Frederick alderman agree that Taney bust should be moved; and Montgomery elections board agrees to restoring one early voting site.
FBI starts bid process for new HQ, which could end up in Maryland; Gov. Hogan’s Redistricting Reform Commission wraps up series of public hearings with comments from Dems; new poll finds Hogan’s popularity is up across party, demographic lines; bed bugs in state building force paid vacation for 150; first lady Yumi Hogan meets South Korean president; Hogan ends chemo treatment, awaits results; closed sports museum owes Stadium Authority $300,000; during Democratic debate, city top prosecutor Mosby, Donald Trump tweet on O’Malley; campaign finance reports coming in; Arundel County exec pulls out-right ban on marijuana facilities; Arundel sheriff switches from D to R; and future of the Taney bust could be decided tonight.
Longtime Dundalk Del. Sonny Minnick dies at 82; legislative panel considers system of retirement plans for small business employees; Maryland’s Chamber of Commerce seeks more political clout, may launch a super-PAC; in first Democratic presidential candidates’ debate, Clinton, Sanders outshine former Gov. O’Malley; College Park to rename building to honor Parren Mitchell, state’s first African-American congressman; Green Party candidate files intention to run for Mikulski’s Senate seat; Arundel’s top cop voices concern over drug dealers taking advantage of medical marijuana; and Prince George’s panel kills proposal mandating paid sick leave.
Advocates of mandatory paid sick leave to return to Annapolis to push for bill; Prince George’s council to debate paid sick leave; state Sen. Middleton gives Health Exchange progress an A+; Secretary Gill works to reposition new Commerce Department; if you thought Montgomery County was a hotbed of liberalism, you might want to think again; tonight’s presidential debate is a make-or-break deal for O’Malley -- can he shine through Clinton and Sanders?; after much criticism, Montgomery County Board of Elections chief to propose compromise on early voting sites.
Gov. Hogan moves O’Malley’s StateStat program in effort to improve government efficiency; new report outlines major flaws with Maryland Health Exchange implementation; state to waive penalty for toll scofflaws who pony up what’s due; mass freeing of drug prisoners wins praise, but worries some; Baltimore City mayor takes Hogan up on offer to help city, asks for $150 million; Democrats running for 4th Congressional District seat speak to voters; O’Malley severs ties with volunteer Virginia campaign manager charged with child porn; Baltimore activist meets with Clinton; debate could make or break O’Malley; and Taney bust vandalized.
Gov. Hogan scheduled for final, intensive round of chemo; Maryland Dems nominate Del. Proctor’s widow, Prince George’s party leader to fill vacant delegate seats; Port Administration chief challenges Moody’s report citing delays; in op-ed, union head criticizes vetting process that put Ricky Smith in charge of BWI; fantasy football industry scrutinized at BPW meeting; comptroller quotes Baltimore County exec to criticize him over North Point center sale; Arundel County Council official says ban on medical marijuana facilities unlikely; and Prince George’s moves closer to banning vaping.
Comptroller Franchot, Lt. Gov. Rutherford blast state agencies over single-bid contract, procurement process; Board of Public Works OK grant funds for stream restoration; citing community opposition, Rutherford pulls sale of Baltimore County government building from BPW consideration; Gov. Hogan to undergo last round of chemo this weekend; grant monies announced to fight opioid, heroin problem; USM chancellor to undertake listening tour of state; Cecil County Exec Moore says she won’t seek re-election; and audit finds building permitting slowdown under Frederick County Exec Gardner not county staff’s fault,