Author: Meg Tully

State Roundup: Police reform bills face scrutiny on governor’s desk

Gov. Larry Hogan is expected to give a hard look to landmark legislation passed this week for police reform and has objected to Baltimore city’s mayor cutting the police budget should the city take over policing. In Garrett County, few residents are driving to Hagerstown for COVID-19 vaccinations and local leaders have sent in equity plans. The legislature is hammering out differences in legislation like sports betting and local election reform.

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State Roundup: Opening vaccine pre-registration for all; approval of police reform, budget

All Marylanders ages 16 and up who want a vaccine will be able to pre-register for the shot, Senate and House negotiators have agreed on a budget version that includes private school vouchers and closes two pre-trial release facilities, and in the final weeks of the General Assembly police reform moves forward while a climate change bill was amended hugely.

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