Tag: Dan Morhaim
Five physicians are running for seats in the Maryland General Assembly this year, a spike in doctor interest in political service that the candidates say coincides with rising state regulation over health.Read More
A Baltimore County Democratic Club, based almost solely on battle of the local county council race, declined to endorse a contingent of State House incumbents, despite the fact that those lawmakers have been long-standing members in the group.Read More
The House of Delegates in a 125-10 vote Tuesday approved changes in the Open Meetings Act to boost penalties and establish other requirements. But one delegate complained that the changes didn’t go far enough, and would penalize the citizens it was designed to help.Read More
Two bills to beef up requirements of the Open Meetings Act got preliminary approval in the House of Delegates Wednesday, but one had been watered down in the Health and Government Operations Committee.Read More
Bills to increase compliance with the Open Meetings Act by public bodies in Maryland and stiffen penalties for violating the law will get a hearing Thursday afternoon in the House Health and Government Operations Committee. One of the bills, sponsored by Del. Dan Morhaim who chairs the Government Operations Subcommittee, is significantly different than what MarylandReporter.com initially reported in January.Read More
Del. Dan Morhaim, D-Baltimore County, introduced a bill Thursday that grants additional enforcement powers to the Open Meetings Compliance Board, allowing it to levy fines and provide court testimony against government bodies that illegally deny people access to public events. This bipartisan legislation, HB331, has 18 co-sponsors, including House Majority Leader Kumar Barve and 10 other Democrats and Minority Leader Tony O’Donnell and six other Republicans.Read More
Del. Dan Morhaim, chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, plans on introducing a bill to beef up the regulatory powers of the Open Meetings Compliance Board, allowing it to fine public bodies for illegally closing meetings. The civil penalties could be up to $1,000 for the first offense and up to $10,000 for a third offense.Read More
Republican members of the Maryland General Assembly, as usual, got A-pluses from Maryland Business for Responsive Government, but some Democrats improved their scores as well.Read More
Republicans in the General Assembly are proposing a constitutional amendment to create an elected state inspector general to root out waste, fraud and financial problems in state agencies.Read More
Thanks to the intervention of the Maryland Department of Transportation, ground will be broken Thursday for the first building in the long-stalled $220 million Metro Centre at Owings Mills project. A transit-oriented development at Baltimore County’s Owings Mills Metro station, the project has been in the works since 2000. Disputes over building logistics and price, as well as increases in construction costs delayed it for more than a decade.Read More
By Andy Rosen Andy@MarylandReporter.com The full Senate will take up a measure to allow Maryland doctors to prescribe medicinal marijuana to their patients, as lawmakers make a late-session push for the proposal that had...Read More
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