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Eye on Annapolis

The Daily Record's Maryland state government blog

Hogan: Erasing Civil War history is ‘political correctness run amok’

This statue of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney sits on the front lawn of the Maryland State House. Some delegates have called for its removal citing Taney's role in the Dred Scott decision. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears)

The issue of those symbols has become a growing source of discussion and debate around the country with South Carolina approving the removal of the Confederate Flag from its Statehouse and Baltimore City ordering the review of parks and statues related to the Civil War that some might find offensive because of their ties to the history of racism and slavery in the United States.

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Board of Public Works reschedules meeting

(Photo illustration by Maximilian Franz)

Among the items what will be decided are a plan to spend $20 million transferred from the state's rainy day fund on expenses related to the riot and state of emergency in Baltimore following the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died while in the custody of Baltimore City police

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The ‘gift’ of a toll increase

Maryland Transportation Authority Executive Director Bruce W. Gartner looks on as Transportation Sec. Pete K. Rahn answers questions from members of the Senate Budget and Taxation and Finance Committees. (Bryan P. Sears/The Daily Record)

Motorists in Maryland could be looking at a toll increase four years sooner than expected as the result of toll reductions that begin to take effect on July 1. Briefing documents on the toll reductions that were presented to the Maryland Transportation Authority Board in May show that the reductions championed by Gov. Larry Hogan have moved up the projected timeline for the next toll increase by four years.

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