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Md. fiscal leaders cautious about promising revenue numbers (access required)

Three of the state’s top fiscal leaders are urging caution even as Maryland’s revenue picture continues to over-perform compared to dire projections issued in May. The state’s Board of Revenue Estimates, which includes the comptroller, state budget secretary and state ...

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Maryland panel to discuss updated revenue estimates (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Board of Revenue Estimates is scheduled to meet to discuss updated revenue projections for the state. The panel is meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss new projections for the current fiscal year, which began in July, and ...

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Md. business groups express access concerns for 2021 assembly session (access required)

A coalition of business groups is concerned about the potential for rule changes that could limit public participation in the 2021 General Assembly Session. Legislative leaders have yet to say what a second pandemic session would look like, but a ...

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Hogan discusses plan for vaccine distribution (access required)

GAITHERSBURG — Maryland is ready to begin the distribution of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus when one becomes available, according to Gov. Larry Hogan. Hogan made the comments while speaking to reporters and others following a tour of two ...

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Md. lawmakers to issue subpoenas as Hogan proposes MES reforms (access required)

A legislative panel plans to issue subpoenas to compel testimony of a former top aide to Gov. Larry Hogan in an investigation into the Maryland Environmental Service that may be expanding to the hiring practices of the two-term governor as ...

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Hogan: High court nomination before election ‘a mistake’ (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he believes it would be a mistake for his party to “ram through” a nomination to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court before the November election. The Republican who has said he ...

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Baltimore City Schools to lay off 450 employees, halt hiring (access required)

BALTIMORE — Baltimore City Schools plans to lay off about 450 temporary employees and halt hiring systemwide as it tries to make up for a $21 million budget shortfall incurred during the coronavirus pandemic, according to school officials. The layoffs, affecting many ...

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Md. prosecutors, police officials at odds with some proposed police reforms (access required)

A proposal to track and make public complaints against police officers is drawing mixed reviews from police unions, prosecutors and chiefs of police. Democratic legislators are sponsoring more than a dozen proposals intended to improve accountability in law enforcement, which Republican ...

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Pandemic seen as cause of surge in Md. opioid cases (access required)

The coronavirus pandemic has likely contributed to a surge in opioid and other substance abuse fatalities, state health officials said Tuesday in releasing their 2020 second quarter report. There were 1,326 unintentional intoxication deaths from all types of drugs and ...

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Baltimore County sets aside assistance money for renters (access required)

TOWSON — Officials in Baltimore County say that there could be as many as 24,000 eviction filings in a single month once the courts get back up to speed following the coronavirus-related closures. The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that county officials are ...

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