Tag: House of Delegates
House defeats amendment to Kirwan bill linking stu...
By Bryan Renbaum | March 6, 2020 | General Assembly | 0 |
Senior citizens in charge at the State House
By Len Lazarick | January 9, 2014 | Annapolitics Blog, General Assembly, News | 6 |
With votes in question, House sends same-sex marri...
By Len Lazarick | March 11, 2011 | News | 0 |
Blog: Game time in the purple-passioned House
By Len Lazarick | January 14, 2011 | Annapolitics Blog | 0 |
Update: Del. Warren Miller announces his resignation, endorses successor
by Bryan Renbaum | November 30, 2020 | General Assembly | 0 |
Del. Warren Miller (R-Carroll and Howard) said Monday that he will resign from the House of Delegates effective Dec. 30, 2020.Read More
House defeats amendment to Kirwan bill linking student performance to funding
by Bryan Renbaum | March 6, 2020 | General Assembly | 0 |
The debate over whether to enact the recommendations of the Kirwan Commission into law kicked off in the House of Delegates on Friday morning with the defeat of an amendment that would have tied student performance to funding for the program.Read More
Senior citizens in charge at the State House
by Len Lazarick | January 9, 2014 | Annapolitics Blog, General Assembly, News | 6 |
With the two longest serving presiding officers in Maryland history, the state Senate and House of Delegates, and a majority of their committees, are headed up by people in their 60s and 70s.Read More
Blue Moon: A blogger takes political plunge and runs for delegate
by Len Lazarick | August 28, 2013 | General Assembly, News | 1 |
David Moon, the man behind the Maryland Juice political blog in Montgomery County, made it sort of official Saturday on the back patio of his Takoma Park home. He’s running for the House of Delegates, with a formal announcement to come later. Moon has been a progressive activist, campaign manager and consultant, and helped elect folks such as Sen. Jamie Raskin, Montgomery County Council members Nancy Navarro, Valerie Ervin and Hans Riemer, and the District 18 Democratic slate. A few of these folks showed up at the event.Read More
Montgomery veterans hope to change delegates’ position on gambling at posts
by Len Lazarick | September 26, 2012 | General Assembly, News | 0 |
Advocates from Montgomery County veterans organizations, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, are lobbying the county’s House delegation to change their minds on gambling machines for veterans posts. The veterans want the delegation to include the county in the state’s gambling expansion that allows up to five pull-tab video lottery terminals in veterans halls in other areas of the state.Read More
Analysis: Special session nixed, but gambling fixes can still be made
by Len Lazarick | June 21, 2012 | General Assembly, News | 0 |
The chairman of the workgroup on expanding gambling said the vote was 8 to 3 on its final recommendations, but truly the vote was 1 to 1, a deadlocked tie.
The state Senate was in favor and the House of Delegates was opposed, and it had been that way all along. The governor’s five representatives on the workgroup were really brokers and observers.Read More
House votes to increase public school dropout age to 17
by Len Lazarick | April 5, 2012 | Education, News | 6 |
The House of Delegates voted to increase the mandatory age Maryland children are required to attend public school to 17 years old after a lengthy debate on Thursday.Read More
Posting of roll call votes online delayed by busy session
by Len Lazarick | March 28, 2012 | Annapolitics Blog, General Assembly, News | 0 |
Tally sheets from roll call votes in the House of Delegates have not been quickly posted on the General Assembly’s website, with clerks citing technical difficulties and an end-of-session pile up of votes. The clerk’s office and the IT staff apparently caught up with the backlog by Wednesday evening, with all but votes from Wednesday morning’s brief session now posted. MarylandReporter.com had asked about the absence of online roll calls votes earlier in the day.Read More
House defeats bill to nearly double costs of hunting licenses
by Len Lazarick | March 27, 2012 | News | 0 |
Legislation that would have nearly doubled the price of hunting licenses faced a rare defeat in the House of Delegates Monday night after a lively debate.
The bill would have increased the cost of a hunting license from $24.50 to $40 as well as imposed various other fees related to hunting stamps.Read More
Same-sex marriage passes House 72-67
by Len Lazarick | February 17, 2012 | General Assembly, News | 0 |
Same-sex marriage passed the House of Delegates with a 72-67 vote Friday night, paving the way for a long battle to determine whether Maryland will be the nation’s eighth state allowing people of the same gender to wed.Read More
GOP delegates object to rule change on debate
by Len Lazarick | February 9, 2012 | News | 3 |
A change to the House of Delegates to curtail “dilatory or frivolous” conduct was approved Thursday morning, but not without rounds of objections from the chamber’s Republican minority.Read More
House passes O’Malley redistricting plan
by Len Lazarick | October 19, 2011 | General Assembly, News | 2 |
The House of Delegates on Wednesday approved Gov. Martin O’Malley’s congressional redistricting map exactly as he had proposed, despite fierce opposition by Republicans and some minority groups.
The vote was 91-46, with five minority Democratic delegates from the Washington suburbs joining all 41 Republicans voting against itRead More
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