Tag: Kirwan

State Roundup: Bill to ban hair bias

Judiciary panel, pondering expanding definition of race, hears testimony on hairstyle bias that directly impacts African Americans; Senate gives initial OK to allowing public voice over future Bay Bridge work; American Heart Association wants to ban sale of flavored nicotine products; proposal would end point-of-sale plastic carryout bags; bill would allow law enforcement to take behavioral health patients to a crisis center; coaches are top paid state employees; Gov. Hogan names new State Police superintendent; and legislation to decide what can be labeled ‘meat’ dies in committee.

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State Roundup, January 7, 2020

While Gov. Hogan may not like a lot of what President Trump is doing, the way the two real estate executives have handled their private business affairs while in office is strikingly similar; Hogan faced a bumpy, windy road on the way to compromises over his Capital-area highway widening plans; a top Hogan aide is leaving to take government relations job with highway construction firm; on the eve of the General Assembly’s 441st session, Kirwan education reforms expected to remain top issue in Annapolis; with new leadership in the House of Delegates and the Senate comes uncertainty; new prescription drug board kicks off with bipartisanship, hope of reining in costs; Gonzales Poll finds Hogan’s popularity continues; and former U.S. Treasury official joins race for Baltimore mayor.

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