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Maryland officials to remember longtime Senate president (access required)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials will be sharing memories of the nation’s longest-serving state Senate president. Visitation by invite only due to COVID-19 restrictions is scheduled for Friday in the rotunda of the Maryland State House, where the body ...

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Protecting the mental health of Maryland police officers (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland police officers who are dealing with stressors — such as family issues, substance abuse or mass protests — will have access to confidential mental health aid under a bill progressing in the state Legislature. The Police Officers ...

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Bill would allow Md. high schools to teach students about risks of gambling (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland high schools may soon be required to adopt a curriculum on gambling addiction, depending on the fate of one bill in the state legislature. SB0243, sponsored by Sen. Bryan Simonaire, R-Anne Arundel, directs the Maryland State Department ...

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Md. lawmakers should override the veto of the chlorpyrifos ban (access required)

The importance of protecting public health — especially to safeguard vulnerable populations — has risen to prominence over the past year. Keeping our communities safe and healthy does not rely just on face masks and social distancing, but also on ...

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Hogan calls on schools to resume in-person instruction by March 1 (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan called on school systems and teachers around the state to begin in-person learning no later than March 1. The announcement comes on the same week teachers are eligible for receiving the coronavirus vaccine. Hogan, citing ...

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Md. Senate bill would permit disclosure of police misconduct probes (access required)

Saying the legislation would help uncover law enforcement’s bad apples, a Baltimore state senator urged her colleagues Thursday to pass legislation that would remove documents relating to police misconduct investigations from the list of “personnel records” automatically exempt from disclosure ...

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Harford County bond refunding saves $11M over 20 years (access required)

Harford County has refunded $13.7 million in Tax Increment Financed bonds at a reduced interest rate, saving more than $11 million over the next 20 years, the county announced Thursday. The bonds, also known as TIF bonds, were refunded Jan. ...

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On Day One, Biden seeks to undo Trump policies on immigration, climate, virus (access required)

WASHINGTON — In his first hours as president, Joe Biden aimed at the heart of President Donald Trump’s policy legacy, signing a series of executive actions to reverse his predecessor’s orders on immigration, climate change and handling of the coronavirus ...

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Bill aims to put curbs on BPW’s budget-cutting powers (access required)

Democratic lawmakers are seeking additional limits on the sweeping powers to cut the state budget now held by Maryland’s governor and the Board of Public Works. Del. Marc Korman, D-Montgomery and a member of the House Appropriations Committee, said his ...

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