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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Hogan names new chief of staff

"The state has already invested $250 million in tax money to help state businesses," Gov. Larry Hogan says. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Gov. Larry Hogan has named a new chief of staff. The governor said Tuesday that Amelia Chasse Alcivar will move into the job effective Oct. 26. Keiffer Mitchell, who has been serving in an acting capacity as chief of staff, ...

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Md. lawmakers express fears of spike in foreclosures, evictions

Once moratoriums end, Maryland lawmakers fear, a flood of foreclosures and evictions may soon follow. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

The economic fallout of an ongoing pandemic has state lawmakers asking what can be done to stave off a looming foreclosure and eviction crisis. About 70% of the mortgages in the state are backed by the federal government and are ...

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McConnell slates October revote on GOP COVID relief plan

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks during a debate with Democratic challenger Amy McGrath in Lexington, Ky., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Michael Clubb/The Kentucky Kernel via AP, Pool)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he's scheduling a procedural vote on a GOP COVID-19 relief bill next week, saying aid to hard-hit businesses shouldn't be held up by gridlock involving other aid proposals.

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Poll finds strong support in Md. for police reforms

A Silver Spring family, saying they were brutalized during a no-knock warrant, has filed a million-dollar federal lawsuit against the Montgomery County Police Department for what the family describes as a poorly drafted and violently executed early-morning search for the 20-something son of their basement apartment tenant.

Marylanders say they overwhelmingly are in favor of police reforms such as those being considered by state lawmakers, according to a new poll released by Goucher College. The same poll, released Monday morning, also found that Gov. Larry Hogan continues ...

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‘Alternate’ forecast paints dire Md. revenue picture

Annapolis Statehouse building. (File photo)

An alternate forecast paints a more dire picture of state revenues than an official projection released by the Board of Revenue Estimates last week. The rare second report from the revenue board takes into account the stalled labor market through ...

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Baltimore County to host Super Weekend flu vaccination clinc

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. (The Daily Record file)

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Chief Administrative Officer Stacy Rodgers and Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch announced the county’s plan to host a Super Weekend flu vaccination clinic Oct. 17-18 at the Cow Palace at Maryland State Fairgrounds in ...

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