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State Roundup, March 25, 2019

House OKs creation of Prescription Drug Affordability Board to set limits on state, local government payouts for medications for its employees; Montgomery lawmaker to yank bill that would allow development at unused portion of Baltimore County cemetery; UMMS official face wrath of House committee over board of directors “self-dealing,” promising audit of its board relationships; numerous red flags were evident at UMMS; as Mayor Catherine Pugh gets ready for re-election bid, her earlier claims and promises come back to haunt; and just where are all those ‘Healthy Holly’ books anyway?; and Supreme Court set to hear Maryland, N.C. gerrymandering cases on Tuesday.

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State Roundup, April 12, 2017

Gov. Hogan signs many bills, including rewrite of public integrity law and ones to give tax breaks to manufacturers and some commercial developers in Arundel; also passing were bills to stop price gouging by drugmakers and to fight opioid crisis, while other progressive bills failed including cleaning up medical marijuana program and preventing child marriages; Black Caucus calls for special session to fix medical marijuana program; many laud session for its bipartisanship; poll finds Hogan 2nd most popular governor in country; Atty Gen Frosh sees his power expanded; and as Comptroller Franchot seeks to overhaul state’s “outdated” liquor laws, Guinness likely to return to Annapolis to seek more beer selling concessions.

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