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2022 General Assembly session

May 10, 2022

Editorial Advisory Board: New Maryland laws worth applauding

Now that the dust has cleared on the 2022 legislative session, the Editorial Advisory Board of The Daily Record would like to recognize a few bills that we were particularly happy to see passed. Next week, we’ll urge the General Assembly to take a second look at a few others next year. Thanks for passing: […]

Apr 19, 2022

Md. hospitals come away from legislative session with $80M for retention

Maryland’s hospitals went into the 2022 legislative session searching for solutions to health care workforce shortages — and came out with $80 million.

Apr 10, 2022

Maryland lawmakers override Hogan’s vetoes near session end

Maryland lawmakers voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan's vetoes on Saturday.

"Ghost guns," made from build-it-yourself kits, are virtually untraceable. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
Apr 8, 2022

Hogan to let ‘ghost gun’ ban become law

Legislation banning untraceable firearms, sometimes called "ghost guns,"  will become law without Gov. Larry Hogan's signature.

Apr 7, 2022

Lord Benjamin’s 15 minutes of fame

In the state capital you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a portrait of a lord, lady or other more important figure in Maryland history. But the story of Lord Benjamin and his portrait is not one of those stories. Because Lord Benjamin is a figment of a lawmaker’s impish imagination. A prank some […]

Mar 16, 2022

Md. lawmakers give initial OK to gas-tax holiday

Identical proposals for a temporary pause on the state gas tax received preliminary approval from the House and Senate.

Mar 9, 2022

GOP ratchets up pressure on Democrats for tax relief

ANNAPOLIS — Senate Republicans Wednesday renewed their push for tax relief days before an amended budget package heads to the Senate floor. The renewed call highlights the growing focus on pocketbook issues in the General Assembly driven by inflation and international conflict. The Republicans’ call for broad-based relief may not come in the form of […]

Mar 4, 2022

Md. Democrats cautiously weigh broad tax-cut plan

ANNAPOLIS —  The leader of the Maryland Senate is holding out hope for passage of a tax relief package before the session ends in April. The economic strain of a conflict in Ukraine layered on inflation growing at the fastest rate in 40 years has some lawmakers thinking about pocketbook issues. And while some tax […]

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a damaged city center after Russian air raid in Chernigiv, Ukraine, on March 3, 2022. Russian forces have escalated their attacks on crowded cities in what Ukraine's leader called a blatant campaign of terror. (AP Photo/Dmytro Kumaka)
Mar 4, 2022

Maryland lawmakers to seek pension divestment from Russia

Maryland lawmakers will introduce legislation to direct the state’s $70 billion pension system to divest its relatively small and rapidly declining assets in Russia in response to the war in Ukraine.

Jan 11, 2022

Again under shadow of COVID, lawmakers launch 2022 session

Maryland’s top two Democrats will have a lot on their plates entering the 90-day session that begins at noon Wednesday. The ongoing pandemic will once again loom large over the legislative session. This is the third year the coronavirus has affected how the General Assembly operates. Aside from the pandemic, the major issues of the […]

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