Tag: General Assembly
Gov. Larry Hogan Thursday vetoed congressional redistricting legislation favored by Democrats. Hogan took that action in the middle of an afternoon news conference at the State House in Annapolis.The veto comes less than a day after the Senate voted to send the legislation to his desk.Read More
Capital News Service consolidated the American Community Survey’s race categories — excluding white, Black and Asian — to create an “other” category that is comparable to the Legislature’s “other” category. This consolidation includes people who identify as American Indian and Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, and it makes up about 9 percent of Maryland’s population.Read More
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.Read More
Teens could be exempted from Maryland’s child pornography laws in certain cases if the General Assembly passes any one of four bills filed this session.Read More
Maryland lawmakers overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes five times on Thursday, but gave up on three other bills, including one designed to make freight rail safer. A major economic development project played a role in that bill’s doom.Read More
The Department of Legislative Services, the legislature’s nonpartisan staff, will get new leadership and a reorganization next year as Executive Director Karl Aro retires, and Warren Deschenaux, director of policy analysis, takes his place. The move was announced late Monday afternoon by Senate President Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch. With a staff of 384 and a budget of almost $48 million, Legislative Services performs most of the functions for the Maryland General AssemblyRead More
Welcome to the fuzzy world of actuarial pension and retirement funding. Depending on the statistics and the way they are manipulated, your retirement accounts may be in fine shape or in the toilet.Read More
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