Tag: Boyd Rutherford
Maryland’s lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle offered praise for state Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz following her Wednesday morning announced that she is running for governor in 2022.Read More
The governor’s chief of staff left his previous job voluntarily but was still given a six-figure severance package from the state agency Maryland Environmental Service; school leaders continue to struggle with reopening plans,Read More
Ballot, counting problems wreak havoc on primary elections returns as officials call for Lamone’s resignation.Read More
His orders affect the National Guard, some state workers, public schools, hospitals, houses of worship, senior activity centers, cruise ships, prisons and state buildings.Read More
Former Del. Glenn pleads guilty to taking bribes as names of business ‘associates’ remain sealed; bills seek to put legalizing sports betting to referendum; bipartisan group of lawmakers push for more business-friendly state before Maryland Chamber; Senate President Ferguson touts digital ad tax; lawmakers urge special elections to fill vacancies in General Assembly; bill would make it a crime to cause severe emotional distress to a disabled adult under one’s care; new Transit Caucus pushes for Washington County commuter train service, among other ideas; Sheriff Jenkins can enter into immigration enforcement agreement, but Frederick County doesn’t have to fund it; and who are the Republicans running for Elijah Cummings’ congressional seat?Read More
Maryland’s new paper ballot system will be available statewide for April’s elections, but officials said Friday they are worried that voters won’t know how to use them in time, adding to election day-wait times.Read More
Hogan administration commits to get more jobs for ex-offenders to keep them from returning to prison
The Hogan administration is jumping with both feet into efforts to reduce the prison population and make re-entry of ex-convicts into society easier by getting them jobs. Simultaneously with a release from Gov. Larry Hogan, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford announced the formation of a new task force to review the legal barriers that people with a criminal record face when re-entering the community after time in prison.Read More
Rutherford, Franchot question single-bid $634M health insurance contract, minority business participation
Comptroller Peter Franchot and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, standing in for Gov. Larry Hogan, once again criticized state agencies’ procurement processes at the Board of Public Works meeting Wednesday, challenging a Maryland Transit Administration health insurance single-bid contract.Read More
Gov. Larry Hogan heads back to the hospital Friday for his fifth round of chemotherapy to treat stage 3 lymphatic cancer, but there’s no respite for his staff during his five-day stays. Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford said the steroids Hogan takes as part of his treatment keep him “up all night so he’s focused and concentrating,” shooting off emails and text messages to his staff throughout the night. “We have this long list of things to do” come the morning, and then “the last one he’s firing off is asking why we haven’t responded to the previous messages.”Read More
Forty years ago this month, I attended my first summer conference of the Maryland Association of Counties in Ocean City. Rereading my piece from 1975, it was funny how many aspects of the annual confab were the same.Read More
An amended charter school bill will slam the door on Maryland’s chance to follow the 29 other states across America in embarking onto the newly charted plains of cyber-schooling, according to charter school advocates.Read More
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