The veto of a multi-billion dollar education bill in Maryland may be overridden this week, along with tax increases to fund it, as the state Legislature is expected to take up the three related bills by Friday.Read More
The governor vetoed some of the most high-profile legislation passed by the General Assembly, arguing the state should not approve new spending in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.Read More
The General Assembly passed more than 660 bills during the abbreviated session. Most of the bills are headed directly to Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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