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Eye on Annapolis

The Daily Record's Maryland state government blog

USM board member resigns to comply with 2006 law

A former top official in the Hogan administration, Sam  Malhotra had to step down from the USM Board of Regents because he is GOP gubernatorial candidate Kelly Schulz's campaign treasurer. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

A member of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents has resigned because of his involvement in a newly announced campaign for governor. The resignation is part of a confusing pair of announcements Friday by board Chairwoman Linda Gooden in which it ...

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Rutherford out, Schulz in as Md.’s 2022 gubernatorial race heats up

Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford said Wednesday he would not be a candidate to succeed Gov. Larry Hogan. Hours later, Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz said she would. (The Daily Record/File Photos)

Spring is a time of new beginnings, and the end of the 2021 General Assembly session means it’s time to think ahead to the 2022 election season. Maryland’s primary election is roughly 14 months away and jockeying for position has ...

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Hogan’s nominee for health post clears major hurdle

"We are looking at every possible intervention into Prince George's County that's possible," says acting Maryland Health Secretary Dennis Schrader. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

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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With GOP opposition cooling, backing for legalizing pot grows, poll finds

The Goucher College Poll finding growing support for legalizing recreational marijuana in Maryland comes as lawmakers in Annapolis are again taking up the issue. (AP File Photo/Ed Andrieski)

A growing number of Marylanders support the legalization of recreational marijuana, according to a new poll released by Goucher College. The latest numbers, which feature growing support from Republicans, come as Virginia is on the verge of legalizing recreational marijuana. ...

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Schrader’s nomination as Md. health secretary still in peril

"We are looking at every possible intervention into Prince George's County that's possible," says acting Maryland Health Secretary Dennis Schrader. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

ANNAPOLIS — Efforts to vaccinate the state’s population against the coronavirus could ultimately derail Dennis Schrader’s second attempt at becoming the state’s health secretary. Schrader’s confirmation by the Maryland Senate remains in limbo and tied to vaccinations. In recent weeks, those ...

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Md. GOP legislators make a bid to rein in executive orders

A state police trooper directs a flow of cars in downtown Annapolis participating in a protest against restrictions ordered by Gov. Larry Hogan to fight the spread of the coronavirus. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears)

Supporters of a resolution calling for an end to Maryland’s state of emergency related to the pandemic pleaded with a state legislative panel it is time to end what they called an overreach by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. The House ...

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Pittman loosens Anne Arundel pandemic restrictions

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, shown in 2018, may reissue some pandemic orders because the state is withdrawing its previous authorization to do so. (AP File Photo/Brian Witte)

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman Wednesday announced the loosening of some pandemic-related restrictions as his county experiences a drop in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Effective Friday, businesses including restaurants, that have been restricted to 25% of normal indoor capacity ...

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