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Md. election officials fear local boards failing to recruit poll workers

Votes vote in 2016. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

Maryland election officials Wednesday blasted their local counterparts for not providing critical information on how they are recruiting election judges. Some said they are concerned about continued reports that local boards are telling some potential election judge volunteers to come ...

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Pennsylvania draws fire for slowdown in bay pollution cleanup

** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE **A Black-necked Stilt walks through a marsh Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007 near Deal Island, Md. Maryland is considered a top bird watching spot, from the bald eagles at Blackwater to the peregrine falcons dotting the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. More than 20 states have designated bird watching trails since 2000, and now a Delmarva tourism group is looking to get into one of the hottest trends in ecotourism by raising funds for a "Cape To Cape Birding Trail" from Cape May, N.J., to Cape Charles, Va. (AP Photo/Matthew S. Gunby)

Pennsylvania officials are warning that the COVID-9 pandemic could hamper that state’s efforts to reduce pollution that flows downstream into the Chesapeake Bay. Environmental advocates continue to criticize Pennsylvania for failing to act to reduce pollution and for failing to ...

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Under fire, McGrath steps down as Hogan’s chief of staff

Roy McGrath, former chief of staff to Gov. Larry Hogan and executive director of the Maryland Environmental Service, has been subpoenaed to testify before lawmakers. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Roy McGrath, embattled chief of staff to Gov. Larry Hogan, has resigned less than a week after reports surfaced that he received a six-figure severance package from a quasi-state agency. The resignation represents a reversal for McGrath, who last week ...

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Hogan aide, agency defend severance payout

The new chief of staff for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and an independent state environmental agency are defending a $234,000 payout he received as he left his previous post. Roy McGrath, who became Hogan’s chief of staff June 1, wrote ...

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Top Md. Commerce official abruptly resigns

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

A senior official within the Maryland Department of Commerce has resigned suddenly and without explanation. Mathew Palmer, who joined the agency as chief operating officer in June, resigned Aug. 12. A Commerce spokeswoman declined to answer questions about the departure. ...

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Md. school administrators urge statewide standards for reopening

Maryland Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon speaks Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in Annapolis. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

Leaders of three Maryland public school systems Thursday called on the Hogan administration to establish statewide standards that educators can follow as they attempt to restart in-classroom teaching. Most school districts around the state are leaning toward starting the coming academic ...

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