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The Daily Record's Maryland state government blog

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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Sources: Miller moved to hospice care

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and his chief of staff Jake Weissmann. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., the longest serving leader of the Maryland Senate, has been moved to hospice, according to multiple sources. The news comes less than a month after Miller held a news conference announcing he would step down ...

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Top 2 Md. House Republicans say this will be their last year as leaders

Del. Nicholaus Kipke, R-Anne Arundel, and Del. Kathy Szelia, R-Baltimore and Harford counties, applaud the final moments of the session. (Maximilian Franz)

The top two Republicans in the Maryland House of Delegates say this session will be their last leading the caucus. Dels. Nic Kipke and Kathy Szeliga, House Minority leader and whip respectively, told Republicans in a call on the eve ...

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