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General Assembly rejects Hogan’s crime-fighting proposals

Gov. Larry Hogan speaks Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Annapolis. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s effort to enact mandatory minimum prison terms for repeat gun offenders and to discourage judges from handing down reduced sentences was rebuffed during an abbreviated General Assembly session, thanks to the Democratic-led legislature’s opposition ...

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Md. lawmakers vow to pump $2.2B more into school construction

House Speaker Adrienne Jones, left, and incoming senate president William “Bill” Ferguson, center, listen as Senate president Thomas V. Mike Miller speaks on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

FOREST HEIGHTS — Democratic lawmakers vowed Wednesday to pump $2.2 billion in additional money into school construction projects across the state. The proposal, announced in a 66-year-old Prince George’s County elementary school that is closed to students because of structural ...

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Students, Capital-Gazette reporter, rally for gun control

Reporter Selene San Felice, who survived the June 28 shooting at the Capital-Gazette newspaper that killed five of her colleagues, rallies for stronger gun-control legislation on Saturday in Annapolis. Felice says "we need a government that stands up for us."(AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Students from a Maryland school where a girl was killed in a shooting and a reporter from the Capital-Gazette newspaper where five people were shot to death last month held a rally on Saturday to urge lawmakers to approve stronger measures to protect people from gun violence.

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4th Circuit hears arguments on Md.’s drug price-gouging law

A law scheduled to go into effect next month would prohibit a manufacturer or wholesale distributor from engaging in price gouging in the sale of an essential off-patent or generic drug and gives the Maryland attorney general the power to order the manufacturer to submit a statement explaining the reasons behind a significant price increase. (Deposit Photos)

Attorneys for an industry group opposed to Maryland’s generic drug price-gouging law told judges in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday that a lower-court judge improperly dismissed a portion of their challenge alleging the law attempts to ...

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