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Hogan pushes legislative agenda, touts accomplishments in annual address

Gov. Larry Hogan Wednesday night said the coronavirus pandemic entering its third calendar year can “no longer dictate” how residents live their lives. The state is emerging from the latest wave of COVID-19 and a January that was the deadliest ...

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House panel weighs bill to strip spousal privilege from post-crime weddings

The protection criminal defendants have against their spouses testifying against them would not apply in cases when the wedding occurred after the alleged crime was committed, under legislation the House Judiciary Committee considered Wednesday for the third time in as ...

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Lawmakers propose setting qualifications for top Md. health official

Maryland’s next health secretary may have to meet more stringent qualifications under a bill in the Maryland General Assembly.  State law sets no qualifications for the position. A pandemic entering its third year and its effect on minorities raises questions ...

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Elrich wants to replace development impact fees with targeted tax plan

Montgomery County officials are seeking a change in how the jurisdiction assesses taxes on new developments that may make the county more enticing to developers and pay for new transit projects.  The proposal would create a tax on properties along ...

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