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Author Archives: Bryan P. Sears

Bryan P. Sears covers Maryland politics and government affairs for The Daily Record.

Hogan, legislative leaders detail how $3.9B in federal relief funds to be used

ANNAPOLIS — Business owners in Maryland could see their unemployment insurance premiums reduced, broadband access in the state will be bolstered, and road and school projects funded as part of a $3.9 billion infusion of federal pandemic relief. Gov. Larry ...

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Hogan’s nominee for health post clears major hurdle

Gov. Larry Hogan’s pick to lead the Maryland Department of Health will move to a full Senate vote after clearing a key hurdle Monday night. The Senate Executive Nominations Committee voted 17-1 with one abstention to recommend the confirmation of ...

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Redfield’s virus comments spur criticism in Md. state Senate

A top adviser to Gov. Larry Hogan is coming under fire for comments made to CNN in which he opined that the coronavirus was unleashed on the world after it escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China. Dr. Robert Redfield, ...

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Md. sports betting debate focuses on number of licenses

Groups interested in sports betting operations in the state are pressuring lawmakers to guarantee more licenses after seeing one peeled off for a track location in Southern Maryland. Legislation sponsored by House Speaker Adrienne Jones and under consideration by the Senate ...

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Hogan signs $577M HBCU settlement bill, as long dispute nears end

A bitter 15-year legal battle over how the state treats its historically Black colleges and universities took a major step toward a final settlement with the stroke of a pen at Bowie State University. Legislation that will provide $577 million ...

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Md. Senate gives preliminary OK to extending alcohol delivery option

ANNAPOLIS — A proposal to extend an executive order that has helped some restaurants in Maryland remain in business has sparked a public policy debate over whether alcoholic beverages should continue to be available for delivery when the pandemic ends. The ...

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