Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: General Assembly

Md. commercial real estate, business advocates notch legislative victories

Economic development advocates and commercial real estate interests scored several victories during the 2017 General Assembly session that ended on Monday. Donald C. Fry, president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, said he was happy with moves the state made ...

Read More »

Comptroller’s request for more police power progressing in legislature

The Office of the Comptroller may soon have greater investigative and enforcement powers in Maryland thanks to legislation backed by Gov. Larry Hogan to expand the agency’s police powers to fight fraud. The Taxpayer Protection Act adds tax fraud to ...

Read More »

Legislature urged to drop sunset provision on legal services funding

Maryland’s legal service providers that aid low-income residents in everything from domestic violence proceedings to foreclosures told a Senate committee Tuesday they need legislators to do away with a sunset provision on civil filing fee surcharges that fund the majority ...

Read More »

General Assembly to again consider broadcasting sentencing hearings

A Baltimore city delegate has reintroduced legislation to allow media organizations to film and broadcast criminal sentencing proceedings after his bill died in committee during last year’s General Assembly session. Del. Frank M. Conaway Jr.’s cameras in the courtroom bill ...

Read More »

Justice Reinvestment Act result of major compromise, but work remains

Many of the far-reaching implications of the criminal justice overhaul known as the Justice Reinvestment Act are clear but legislators and stakeholders expect still more will come to light and need attention prior to the bill’s October 2017 enactment date. ...

Read More »