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Eye on Annapolis

The Daily Record's Maryland state government blog

House Republicans ask Hogan to withhold funding for the BSO

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. (File Photo)

Republicans in the House of Delegates are asking Gov. Larry Hogan to withhold state funding for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra until the orchestra can provide a sustainable financial plan. The orchestra Thursday announced it would shorten its season, including eliminating ...

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation calls for legal action against Pennsylvania

President Donald Trump’s plan to slash 90 percent of Chesapeake Bay cleanup funding would drop the budget $73 million to $7.3 million and are nestled in a proposed 33.7 percent decrease in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency. (File photo)

A leading environmental group is calling for stronger federal enforcement and potential litigation against Pennsylvania if that state does not improve its efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. A status report on a six-state compact to improve the water ...

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Hogan announces more vetoes, including handgun permit measure

"We have $240 million that the legislature played political games with and put into a fenced-off area, which we said repeatedly we're not going to allow them to play those kind of games," Gov. Larry Hogan said last week. (File Photo)

A bill abolishing the board that oversees appeals of concealed carry handgun permits has been vetoed by Gov. Larry Hogan. The bill was one of nearly a dozen passed by the General Assembly in 2019 that Hogan announced he will ...

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Hogan allows clean energy bill to become law without his signature

"This seems to be like the most pro-criminal group of legislators I've ever seen," Gov. Larry Hogan said at his Monday news conference, lamenting what he said was lawmakers' disinterest in passing meaningful legislation to crack down on violence. (Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation mandating greater use of wind and solar for electricity in Maryland will become law without the signature of Gov. Larry Hogan. The announcement Wednesday comes on the same day the Republican governor announced the cancellation of a ...

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‘There’s still some suspense left’

From left, Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Gov. Larry Hogan, and House Speaker Adrienne Jones sign bills Monday in Annapolis. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

The fate of nearly 300 bills passed in the 2019 General Assembly session will be decided by the end of the week. A ceremony in Annapolis Thursday will be the last bill-signing event for the 2019 session. A spokesman for Gov. ...

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Franchot wants Md. to divest from Alabama following abortion law

Comptroller Peter Franchot. (Bryan P. Sears)

A controversial Alabama abortion law is drawing ire in Maryland and a call for the state to review its investments in the southern state with an eye toward divestment. The Alabama legislation, which is seen as a potential challenge to ...

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Jones takes wait-and-see approach to marijuana legalization

House Speaker Adrienne Jones smiles after being elected the first woman and first black lawmaker to win the office during a special session on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Annapolis, Maryland. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Maryland’s new leader of the House of Delegates is taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. House Speaker Adrienne Jones, D-Baltimore County, told reporters Monday she will take her cues from a work ...

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Former Md. employee in line for $100K settlement for demotion

Scott MacMullan, an Annapolis solo practitioner, says lawyers should use social media, such as Facebook, to engage with both colleagues and potential clients. ‘It’s a way to start a dialogue and develop a relationship with people where you can then take it offline,’ he says. (AP file photo)

A former state employee who was effectively demoted after she referred to a leading candidate for governor in a social media post as an “a–clown” could receive a six-figure payout as a result of her federal lawsuit. Candus Thomson, a spokeswoman for the ...

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Hogan approves appointment of Henson to fill Busch vacancy

The Maryland State House in 2019. (Maximilian Franz / Special to The Daily Record)

Gov. Larry Hogan has approved the appointment of an Annapolis alderwoman to the Maryland House of Delegates. Shaneka Henson was selected by the Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee in April to fill the vacancy created by the death of ...

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