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Author Archives: Capital News Service

Bills seek to limit implicit bias in Md. judicial system (access required)

Maryland legislators have introduced a pair of bills that could mandate police, judges, state’s attorneys and public defenders undergo implicit bias training in order to recognize and counteract any potential biases they may carry against specific groups. Implicit bias is ...

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What’s next for the struggling U.S. Postal Service? (access required)

Almost two months into the new year, the U.S. Postal Service is still juggling massive delays, budget issues and operational challenges, compounded by the many obstacles of 2020. Under fire from congressional critics and the general public, Postmaster General and ...

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Taxes on digital ads, cigarettes among House veto overrides (access required)

A digital advertising tax that would pay for Maryland’s sweeping education reform was among Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes that the House of Delegates overrode Thursday. The state predicts revenue as high as $250 million in the first year after implementation ...

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ICE detention centers could leave Maryland for good (access required)

The Dignity Not Detention Act would prevent the state’s detention centers from renewing existing contracts with ICE or private prison companies and prevent the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency from coming into Maryland in the future to build new detention centers.

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