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Police reform’s passage draws Dems’ cheers, GOP jeers

A Baltimore police officer returns to her cruiser after checking on a call, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Baltimore. A package of police reforms in Maryland has been approved by the General Assembly, but it's unclear if Gov. Larry Hogan will sign them into law. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Democratic legislators on Thursday basked in the General Assembly’s passage of police reform legislation to curtail deadly and excessive force and make the police disciplinary process uniform across the state and with greater civilian oversight. But their Republican colleagues – ...

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Md. House and Senate still apart on sports betting bill

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 file photo, patrons visit the sports betting area of Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. The state lottery released figures on Friday, March 29, 2019, showing that casinos in Rhode Island lost nearly $900,000 on sports betting in February, after they paid out winning bets for the Super Bowl and other professional sports. ( AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

ANNAPOLIS — Efforts by the General Assembly to finalize the state’s sports betting industry is coming down to the wire. Again. The Senate Thursday gave preliminary approval to a bill that, if passed and signed by the governor, could allow ...

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General Assembly sends sweeping police reform legislation to Hogan

The Maryland State House.

Maryland’s Democratic-led General Assembly on Wednesday gave final approval to a raft of police reform proposals to curtail deadly and excessive force, limit no-knock warrants and make the police disciplinary process uniform across the state and with greater civilian oversight. ...

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Md. awarded more than $2.8M in COVID-19 national dislocated worker grant funds

The Maryland State House.

Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson Wednesday announced that Maryland has been awarded $2,881,060 from the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) COVID-19 National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG) program to help workers whose jobs were impacted by the pandemic ...

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