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Advisory group recommends Md. keep its borrowing flat

"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)

A state capital debt panel has recommended the state limit the amount it will borrow next year to less than $1.1 billion, dashing the hopes of some who want Maryland to expand bonding to stimulate its economy. The $1.095 billion recommendation ...

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Hogan says more state aid for businesses on the way

Gov. Larry Hogan and Delaware Gov. John Carney at the Cherry Lane Farm in Hurlock on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears)

HURLOCK — Businesses in Maryland can expect another round of state aid. Gov. Larry Hogan, speaking at a farm on the upper shore, pledged another round of aid for struggling state businesses at the same time he was announcing $10 ...

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COVID delay: New coronavirus relief may slip past election

FILE - In this May 22, 2020, file photo the Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible through heavy fog in Washington. New virus relief will have to wait until after the November election. Congress is past the point at which it can deliver more coronavirus aid soon, with differences between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump proving insurmountable. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Congress is quickly moving past the point at which it can deliver more coronavirus relief before the election, with differences between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, her Senate Republican rivals and President Donald Trump proving durable despite the glaring needs of the country.

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Md. commission to recommend release of police disciplinary records

Thousands of protesters joined the march that ended at City Hall on Monday evening. Despite some violent acts later in the night Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young praised the restraint of activists and police. (The Daily Record/Adam Bednar)

Police departments around the state could be required to begin using body cameras and release some disciplinary records of officers under a set of recommendations made by the Commission to Restore Trust in Policing. The recommendations are the latest aimed at ...

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Awash in red ink: US posts record $3.1T 2020 budget deficit

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2020 file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, during a hybrid hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The federal budget deficit hit an all-time high of $3.1 trillion in the 2020 budget year, more than double the previous record, as the coronavirus pandemic shrank revenues and sent spending soaring. The Trump administration reported Friday, Oct. 16,  that the deficit for the budget year that ended on Sept. 30 was three times the size of last year's deficit of $984 billion. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP, File)

The federal budget deficit hit an all-time high of $3.1 trillion in the 2020 budget year, more than double the previous record, as the coronavirus pandemic shrank revenues and sent spending soaring.

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Republican’s ads draw Trump’s aid in deep blue Maryland race

In this Nov. 12, 2019, photo, Republican Kim Klacik kicks off her run for the Congressional 7th district during a campaign event in Hunt Valley to replace the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, in Baltimore. Democrat Kweisi Mfume and Republican Kimberly Klacik won special primaries, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, for the Maryland congressional seat that was held by the late Elijah Cummings. (Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Republican Kimberly Klacik isn’t just criticizing her opponent, Rep. Kweisi Mfume, in a Maryland congressional race in a heavily Democratic district: She’s blaming Democrats for more than five decades of difficulties in Baltimore and other cities that have been troubled by high levels of crime and poverty while led by Democrats.

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Md. lawmakers appoint independent counsel to lead MES probe

Roy McGrath, former chief of staff to Gov. Larry Hogan and executive director of the Maryland Environmental Service, has been subpoenaed to testify before lawmakers. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

State lawmakers have issued subpoenas to Roy McGrath and a top aide and hired a seasoned attorney to serve as an independent counsel to the ongoing investigation of McGrath’s six-figure severance payout. The subpoenas for McGrath and Matthew Sherring call ...

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