State Roundup November 8, 2019

The state and its largest employee union may be returning to the table; educators protest Hogan fundraiser; Perman named chancellor to head public university system; Hogan returns to old tax playbook; Annapolis wants to reimagine city dock; UMMS disclosures filed; Howard schools open after labor day; audit finds issues at Md. Correctional Services; Police flag controversy in Montgomery; Metro board weighs cost of wish list; Miller remains a leader; Balt. Mayor hopes for business support to solve youth problems; Metro rules in ethics case; Franchot wants his regulatory powers back; Carroll schools at bargaining impasse; state lawmakers tackle gang policy; BMore committee to protect against cyber attacks; impeachment proceedings; state prosecutes St. Mary’s gun crimes; Allegany seeks state help for school demolition; Airbnb regulations in Garrett; faces of cannabis industry.

State Roundup, November 1, 2019

Widow of late Rep. Elijah Cummings weighing running for his seat; Del. Talmadge Branch enters race; former Congressman Kweisi Mfume poised for major announcement; exoneree awarded $3 million working for justice for others; Baltimore business leaders urge more transit funding; counties prioritize affordable housing; Ritz Carlton condo owners say they asked for water bills for years; Real ID deadline less than a year away; health deputy salary questioned; MD tax business climate ranks low; judge information will be made public for case search website; opinion on redistricting; hemp trial season wraps up for farmers; TEDCO plans return after legislative reforms; Montgomery objects to CCT bus line being dropped; consumer advocate weighs in on public health option; record settlement for Baltimore police cadet; 529 plan picks new head

State Roundup October 28, 2019

Gov. Larry Hogan is writing a book about his time as governor; more than 4,000 pack the house for funeral of the late Congressman Elijah Cummings; Trump could learn something from Cummings, speakers say; Anne Arundel county exec looking to Cummings legacy for answers; Republican blog objects to that letter, calling it crass; speculation continues for what Mike Miller’s retirement will mean; Baltimore seeking changes in nonprofit institution agreement; Harford muslim bias suit continues; state meetings on I-270 toll lanes; Howard plastic bag tax proposed; Rupersburger weighs in on Isis leader death; vaping included in drug takeback; Bay Bridge construction column says it is necessary; UMD student calls for end to ICE contract; Allegany County highway connector is being pushed; cost of higher ed is rising; Montgomery plans for $1.8B in school construction projects; Carroll seeks opioid solutions; Annapolis public housing criticized

State Roundup October 25, 2019

Senate President Mike Miller relinquishing gavel; ‘Lion’ of the Senate will be passing it to 36-year-old Sen. Bill Ferguson; U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings first African-American Congressman to lie in state; Kirwan commission making arounds of state to push education spending plan; Frederick leaders debate hotel, conference center with no state funding; Career technology education expanding; Cecil goes after drunk drivers; a shot fired during squeegee kid struggle highlights increasing issue in Baltimore city; MDE permitting dam at Deep Creek Lake

State Roundup October 24, 2019

Baltimore bids farewell to the congressman who never forgot them; Obama and Clinton will speak at Cummings’ funeral; MD AG sues property management firm owned by family of presidential son-in-law; campaign for Senate president slot quietly underway; Speaker Nancy Pelosi eulogizes her brother, Young Tommy; attorney who represented Kavanaugh accuser is leading investigation into corrupt Baltimore police unit; Frederick to move forward on conference center without state help; lobbying firm sues former clients; Allegany superintendent not approved; phone number wrong for human trafficking signs; Baltimore audits water system; climate change lawsuit won’t go before Supreme Court; Howard education health care deficit rises; challengers want Hoyer to step aside for new generation; state prepares to teach more about Holocaust; Rutherford meeting on mental health issues; Franchot names new award in memory of Clayton Mitchell

State Roundup October 18, 2019

Baltimore and the state mourns the death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings as a man of the community; Sun ed board remembers his eloquent speeches; former Del. Gaines pleads guilty in campaign funds for personal use; Baltimore vacant houses numbers not dropping; Speaker Jones pledges university funding; enrollment declines seen in Maryland universities; lobbying will be heavy in Pimlico deal; Cecil partnership for opioid issues; Baltimore obtains cyber insurance; MACo raises Kirwan estimates; opinion on Kirwan poll.

State Roundup October 11, 2019

Two new state laws trying to improve the Baltimore Police Department; Hogan troubled by President Trump’s actions; list of top paid lobbyists; Maryland a destination for political fundraisers; leaders weigh Metro technology, Bay Bridge construction, rapid bus transit; state council to protect student data privacy; elections board insists on new MoCo early voting site; public partnerships could be impacted; federal grant for emergency communications in Garrett County; Maryland takes a wait-and-see approach to handgun challenge; T.J. Smith closer to mayoral candidacy; grant for lead based paint; immigrant groups help spread word about public assistance rule details; Montgomery working for better participation in 2020 census; PG mulls lifting pit bull ban; last Columbus Day in PG County; and cannabis degree draws 500 applicants.

State Roundup October 4, 2019

State officials call for vaping reporting, explore vaping ban; region grapples with Bay Bridge traffic in third span plan; cashless tolling at Bay Bridge talk of town; hospitalized exonoree will get treatment; city correctional complex coming down; bridge funding process frustrates western Maryland; air conditioning debate heats up; Delaware in talks for offshore wind; Hogan says Mosby didn’t ask for BMore crime meeting; hemp growing begins again; commerce official praises tourism promotion; Hogan plans for census; delegate weighs council president run; Danielle Hornberger runs for Cecil exec.

State Roundup, September 27, 2019

Hogan releases Metro funding after agency takes steps for transparency; Medical Cannibis commission licensing delayed; hundreds protest Howard redistricting; Montgomery solar mandate proposed; local reps discuss impeachment inquiry; opioid lawsuit has a new target; students riding in school bus aisles; study on C&O canal pipeline says little impact on environment; immigrant program brings workers for crab picking; cashless tolling coming next month; Hogan offers $200 million in higher ed disparity case; no cyber insurance in BMore; city police liability law questioned; Hogan talks cybersecurity biz in Australia; alternative school for young students debated in Charles; Confederate monuments wait uncertain fate; a new Dem PAC forms; Shopper stores impact community

State Roundup, September 20, 2019

A Kirwan Commission met behind closed doors to look at models to pay for $4 billion in annual increased education costs; cost of Maryland’s individual health insurance drops for the second year in a row; AG Frosh and city State’s Attorney Mosby “stunned” to learn of governor’s crime proposal in the media; state revenues revised up; an audit is causing lawmakers to call for reforms in state business incentive deals; MD students striking for climate change today; Hagerstown community college lays out legislative priorities; school bus driver shortage has kids squatting in bus aisles; Maryland Racing Commission chair is fed up; Carroll County residents still fired up about county prayer dispute; Cummings misses hearing for medical procedure; environmental organization taps new leader