Tag: Chris Shank

Tracking Your Phone: Secrecy surrounds technology

Although some Maryland agencies have been using cell phone tracking technology for at least a decade, it wasn’t until October 2014 that police in the state were required even to show probable cause to use real-time cell site location information, according to a four-month investigation by Capital News Service.

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Hogan wants more openness, more names in filling legislative seats

In filling the three legislative vacancies he has created in building his new administration, Gov.-elect Larry Hogan said he’d like to see a more open nominating process used by the Republican central committees and more candidate names for him to fill the seats. Hogan told reporters: “We’d like to encourage them to make the process more transparent.”

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In the wake of prison scandal, legislators discuss reforms — body scanners, wiretaps, polygraphs

Body scanners and phone wiretaps throughout Maryland’s prison system are the latest in a series of legislative proposals being considered by lawmakers trying to eliminate corruption in the state’s correctional facilities.

Other suggestions include polygraph tests for correctional officer applicants and mandatory minimum sentences for convicted contraband smugglers.

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Montgomery Republicans striving to turn county purple in 2014

With the help of state party leaders and a lot of data, the Montgomery County Republican Party – which boasts the largest number of registered Republicans in the state – launched an all out ground game Saturday at their annual convention in Rockville. Their goal in this targeted effort is to change Montgomery County from blue to purple by the 2014 election.

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Blog: Happy Birthday, Dear Ronnie

Sunday is the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States and an iconic figure for Republicans who came of age during his presidency.

To mark the occasion, Republican delegates and senators have introduced bills to require the governor to annually proclaim a Ronald Reagan Day on February 6, and “urge the citizens of the state of Maryland to observe Ronald Reagan Day in a proper manner.”

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Analysis: Wired primary in Western Md.

You’ve probably read that House Minority Whip Chris Shank plans a challenge to longtime Sen. Don Munson in the Republican primary this year. It appears that both men believe their bases are going to be following the debate online.

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