Tag: police reform
This year also saw the General Assembly pass landmark police reform legislation over Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto, which added fuel to ongoing debates between the administration and Democratic lawmakers about how to address violent crime in Baltimore City.Read More
New laws going into effect in Maryland on Friday will put into action police and criminal justice reforms, address early voting, and increase protections for LGBTQ+ people.Read More
The 20-minute episode features interviews with Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Executive Director Michael Sanderson and Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, who sits on MACo’s board. They discussed the agenda and the key issues for MACo’s upcoming annual conference in Ocean City which will take place from Aug. 18-21 at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.Read More
Perez slams Hogan’s stewardship of unemployment system, says termination of federal benefits may be unlawful
Former Democratic National Committee Chairman and gubernatorial candidate Tom Perez Monday slammed Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration’s handling of the state’s unemployment insurance system, saying it is “unconscionable” that many Marylanders have waited several months to get their benefits and that that dilemma represents a “failure of governance.”Read More
Former state attorney general and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler said Thursday that he opposes efforts to defund the police because doing so would have a negative impact on public safety in some of Maryland’s most vulnerable communities.Read More
The anniversary of Floyd’s death will for many be a time of reflection and a time for questions.
What lessons can be learned from that tragic event? Is enough being done to prevent similar acts from occurring? And how much policing is necessary to keep the public safe?Read More
Former Maryland Lt. Gov. and former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele said Monday that while he is strongly considering running for governor in 2022 he does not feel pressured to make a final decision on that front anytime soon.Read More
Ferguson breathes a sigh of relief that COVID-19 did not again cause a truncated legislative session
Senate President Bill Ferguson kicked off the final day of the 442nd session of the Maryland General Assembly on Monday afternoon by expressing gratitude that this year, unlike last year, the coronavirus pandemic did not stop lawmakers from completing the regular 90-day legislative session.Read More
Maryland’s lawmakers representing both sides of the political aisle said Thursday that they believe it is likely that Gov. Larry Hogan will veto all or part of a package of five landmark police reform bills that the General Assembly recently approved.Read More
A groundbreaking package of police reform legislation has been passed by the Maryland Senate and now heads to the House of Delegates for hearings and approval.Read More
Senate Democratic leaders Friday urged passage of a package of nine bills that are aimed at increasing accountability over the state’s law enforcement personnel.Read More
A bill in the Maryland General Assembly would revise police use of force requirements in the state — part of a growing initiative surrounding police reform nationally.Read More
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