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2016 Maryland General Assembly

Mar 9, 2016

Downward revision in state revenues expected today

While the amount is comparatively small in a $17 billion budget, some of the underlying economic indicators within the state could be something to watch.

House Speaker Michael E. Busch
Mar 8, 2016

The long and (mostly) short of Hogan’s ’60-page’ bill

Confusion arises over a bill to limit mandated spending in the state budget.

Mar 8, 2016

Poll: Hogan job approval surges to 70 percent

Gov. Larry Hogan's job approval numbers continue to climb according to a poll released Tuesday by Annapolis-based Gonzales Research and Marketing Strategies.

Mar 4, 2016

Md. governor’s mansion furniture sale? Bill would require auction

ANNAPOLIS — Departing Maryland governors who want to buy used furniture from the executive mansion will have to bid against other interested buyers at public auction, under legislation approved unanimously by the state’s House of Delegates on Friday. Del. Haven Shoemaker said he sponsored the measure after learning that former Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley paid […]

Mar 3, 2016

Maryland right-to-die measure could have committee vote

ANNAPOLIS — A measure to allow terminally ill Maryland residents to legally end their lives with drugs prescribed by a doctor could come up for a vote in a Senate committee. The Senate Judiciary Committee could vote on the bill Thursday. If the panel approves, the measure would move to the full Senate. If the […]

Mar 2, 2016

Key bill in Maryland aims for changes in corrections system

ANNAPOLIS — A major bill in Maryland’s legislative session to reduce the state’s incarcerated population and control corrections spending is scheduled for a hearing. The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will hear testimony about the measure on Wednesday. A panel that examined the state’s correctional system last year submitted about 20 recommendations that have largely bee[...]

Mar 1, 2016

Md. legislature to mull student press freedoms, open government bills

ANNAPOLIS – Journalism student Maggie Gottlieb said protecting students from unfair censorship is important now more than ever, as school administrators continue to use prior review to control what their school’s newspaper publishes. In high school, Gottlieb said a faculty member “screamed at (her)” for writing a story he didn’t like. “He said I never […]

Feb 29, 2016

Hogan and Miller’s crab cake summit

They've been to basketball games and met in the governor's office but Sunday night, two of the state's most powerful elected officials attempted to find some bipartisan common ground over crab cakes.

Feb 26, 2016

Angel investor bill has startups paying attention to Annapolis

When opening a businesses, entrepreneurs pick a location based largely on three factors: access to capital, access to good talent and quality of life in and around the city. Deb Tillett, executive director of Emerging Technology Centers incubator in Baltimore, calls them the “absolute top three reasons.” Access to capital can be influenced by decisions […]

Feb 25, 2016

Public Television blamed for lack of General Assembly live streaming

If you're in favor of the idea of live streaming voting sessions from the floor of the Maryland House and Senate there's a reason why you can't have nice things — Maryland Public Television.

Feb 24, 2016

Hogan administration backs legislative video streaming bill

The public statement of support for a non-administration bill is a rarity for Hogan.

Feb 24, 2016

Miller clarifies position on fantasy sports gaming

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. wants to clear up any confusion regarding his position on the issue of commercial fantasy sports gaming.

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