Electoral College makes it official: Biden won, Trump lost

President-elect Joe Biden speaks after the Electoral College formally elected him as president, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON — The Electoral College decisively confirmed Joe Biden on Monday as the nation’s next president, ratifying his November victory in an authoritative state-by-state repudiation of President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede he had lost. The presidential electors gave Biden ...

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Michigan GOP lawmaker punished for not denouncing violence

A Republican lawmaker was disciplined Monday for not denouncing potential violence at the Michigan Capitol before Democratic presidential electors were to meet to vote for Joe Biden, who defeated President Donald Trump in the swing state.

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Maryland’s 10 electors officially vote for Biden

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s electors cast their 10 votes for president on Monday for Democrat Joe Biden, who won Maryland’s popular vote in November. The electors gathered in the Maryland State House to announce their vote and formalize it by signing ...

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Lawmakers eye changes to police ‘bill of rights,’ cite need for oversight

"No piece of legislation is perfect but the package is consequential and comprehensive," says Sen. Will Smith, D-Montgomery and chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. "This really does represent the most broad, sweeping meaningful change in police-community relations in over 40 years and I think collectively together it is going to move us in the right direction." (The Daily Record/File Photo)

The General Assembly appears poised this coming session to sharply alter – if not outright repeal – a 46-year-old law governing how police departments discipline wayward officers, amid criticism that the procedures are too protective of them and largely shielded ...

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Md. revenue projections show continued improvement

"I urge anyone who interprets these updated projections to approach these figures with the utmost caution," says Secretary of Budget and Management David Brinkley. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

Maryland’s fiscal outlook, once considered dire at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, continues to improve, according to one key revenue forecast. The latest projections issued Friday by the state Board of Revenue Estimates show a revenue picture for the ...

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Scientists say bridge project threatens unique patch of land

CABIN JOHN — Scientists say a bridge expansion project across the Potomac River will threaten a patch of land in Maryland that has been dubbed “the most thoroughly studied island in North America.” The Washington Post reported Friday that the 12-acres of ...

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Maryland lawmakers ‘disappointed’ by witness at MES hearing

Former Maryland Environmental Service Director of Operations and Strategic Partnerships Matthew Sherring testified virtually before the Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight on Thursday as part of a review of a large payout to former MES Director Roy McGrath. (Capital News Service/Philip Van Slooten)

ANNAPOLIS — The former Maryland Environmental Service Director of Operations and Strategic Partnerships invoked his right against self-incrimination more than 100 times, disappointing legislators during Thursday’s joint committee investigation of a severance payout to the agency’s former director, who was ...

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Scammers used Maryland governor’s name to get jobless payout

Gov. Larry Hogan speaks Nov. 10, 2020 in Annapolis. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan’s name was among a group of names of state leaders used as part of an effort by scammers to collect unemployment benefits, officials said Wednesday. The officials said the suspects also used the name of ...

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