Former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler weighed-in on Friday on the battle between Gov. Larry Hogan and Democratic leaders in the General Assembly over legislation that would increase mandatory minimum sentences for those who commit gun crimes — saying such punishment is appropriate for repeat offenders.
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball stressed his county’s need for expanded transit options. Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman said that the county’s annual budget includes $75 million for a “permanent public improvements fund” for transportation and that some of that money will go to mass transit, Pittman said local leaders must fight for the state funding their jurisdictions need.
Former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler said Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposal to allocate more resources to fight violent crime in Baltimore City is well-intentioned but is only a temporary solution to the problem. Gansler, a Democrat who served from 2007-2015, said: “The long-term solution is to make sure that we have proper leadership going forward, innovative thinking, innovative ideas — to bring down dramatically the crime rate.
Maryland’s attorney general was accompanied by members of the General Assembly, health advocates and community activists. Frosh said tobacco companies are targeting kids with sweet-tasting products such as “gummy-bear-flavored vape juice.”
There’s real value in seeing the candidates in person, like people do in Iowa. Long ago, that used to happen in Maryland.
State spending on schools is at record levels — as it is every year — but legislators are looking for ways to pay for a package of education reforms that will cost billions more.
Hours before voters in Maryland’s 7th District head to the polls for a special primary election to determine the late Rep. Elijah Cummings’ likely successor, the Democratic front-runners on Monday were touting their experience in politics.
Gansler credits Marylanders — not Hogan or O’Malley — with Md.’s inclusion on list of the most gay-friendly states
An annual report released by the Human Rights Campaign Federation Institute on Thursday said Maryland has some of the strongest laws in the nation protecting the rights of LGBTQ Americans. Former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says the state’s residents deserve credit for the boost in ranking, rather than the current governor or his immediate predecessor.
Representatives of the Baltimore Police Department on Monday told members of a state panel charged with review and oversight of relations between police and the communities they serve that officer tensions over a consent decree implemented in 2017 and other departmental changes have begun to dissipate.
The study found that Maryland ranks 9th in racial integration, 11th among states that have made the most racial progress and 5th among states with the lowest poverty rate gap.
Retirees who make $50,000 a year or less “will pay no state income tax whatsoever” under the Retirement Tax Reduction Act of 2020, Hogan said. Retirees who make less than $100,000 a year would see their state taxes decrease from 50 to 100 percent, he said.