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Md. fiscal leaders cautious about promising revenue numbers (access required)

Three of the state’s top fiscal leaders are urging caution even as Maryland’s revenue picture continues to over-perform compared to dire projections issued in May. The state’s Board of Revenue Estimates, which includes the comptroller, state budget secretary and state ...

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Md. business groups express access concerns for 2021 assembly session (access required)

A coalition of business groups is concerned about the potential for rule changes that could limit public participation in the 2021 General Assembly Session. Legislative leaders have yet to say what a second pandemic session would look like, but a ...

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Md. lawmakers to issue subpoenas as Hogan proposes MES reforms (access required)

A legislative panel plans to issue subpoenas to compel testimony of a former top aide to Gov. Larry Hogan in an investigation into the Maryland Environmental Service that may be expanding to the hiring practices of the two-term governor as ...

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Hogan: High court nomination before election ‘a mistake’ (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he believes it would be a mistake for his party to “ram through” a nomination to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court before the November election. The Republican who has said he ...

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Md. prosecutors, police officials at odds with some proposed police reforms (access required)

A proposal to track and make public complaints against police officers is drawing mixed reviews from police unions, prosecutors and chiefs of police. Democratic legislators are sponsoring more than a dozen proposals intended to improve accountability in law enforcement, which Republican ...

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Pandemic seen as cause of surge in Md. opioid cases (access required)

The coronavirus pandemic has likely contributed to a surge in opioid and other substance abuse fatalities, state health officials said Tuesday in releasing their 2020 second quarter report. There were 1,326 unintentional intoxication deaths from all types of drugs and ...

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‘Fast track’ approach to police reform worries Republicans, advocates (access required)

Police reform bills that will be the subject of three days of hearings are drawing fire from Republicans and advocates for reform who are concerned the process is built for speed and has ignored the goals of activists. The Senate Judicial ...

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Leading Maryland lawmakers rule out special session (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — The leaders of the Maryland General Assembly say they don’t plan to hold a special session this year. House Speaker Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson made the announcement Wednesday night at an event organized by progressive ...

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Testy lawmakers say their constituents still struggling to get benefits

Maryland Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson vowed to improve communication between her department and lawmakers after a number of legislators — Democratic and Republican — complained about an inability to resolve unemployment benefits problems for constituents when dealing directly with top ...

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