Eye on Annapolis

Eye on Annapolis

The Daily Record's Maryland state government blog

Md. House overwhelmingly approves sports betting measure

Sports betting at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 2013. Nevada currently is the only state where single-game wagering is legal. But should the U.S. Supreme Court uphold a New Jersey’s law legalizing such betting at the state’s racetracks and casinos, it could lead to a nationwide repeal of a federal sports betting ban. (DepositPhotos/NickNick)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland took a major step toward legalizing sports betting after a House committee adopted changes to a bill that could send the issue to voters in November. The House of Delegates voted 125-2 late Tuesday night to approve ...

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Hogan says MVA moving to all-appointment schedule in response to virus

Gov Larry Hogan on March 10, 2020. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration will move to an all-appointment schedule in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement Wednesday came as Gov. Larry Hogan warned residents to stay calm but prepare for massive disruptions in normal daily routines. Hogan ...

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Pick up the phone, give her a call

House Speaker Del. Adrienne Jones speaks during an interview Jan. 2 in her office in Annapolis. (The Daily Record / Jason Whong)

Gov. Larry Hogan’s latest lambasting of the legislature over delays in passing his crime bills has left at least one legislative leader feeling a little left out. House Speaker Adrienne Jones, D-Baltimore County, said she too is concerned with violent ...

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Hogan to lawmakers: Be my (redistricting) valentine

Valentine's Day cards sent out by Gov. Larry Hogan to woo support for his redistricting reform proposals. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears)

Valentine’s Day is a time of wine and romance and … Independent redistricting commissions. Gov. Larry Hogan is hoping to get lawmakers in the mood for some hot redistricting reform action on a day set aside for love by sending ...

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Douglass, Tubman take their place of honor in the Md. State House

The statue of Frederick Douglass that now is in the Maryland State House. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS — Bronze statues of two Maryland-born former slaves and leaders of the abolition movement Monday night joined a bronze likeness of George Washington in the Maryland State House. The statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass take their places within ...

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