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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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Hogan’s mandatory-minimum bill thrills prosecutors, riles defense

Competing 80-plus-page bills before the Senate and House would require a cultural change in the way Marylanders view criminal justice, not as a tool of punishment for non-violent crime but as a recipe for treatment. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

ANNAPOLIS – Gov. Larry Hogan and chief county prosecutors battled the public defender’s office and the ACLU on Tuesday over his proposal to impose mandatory minimum sentences on repeat gun offenders, with law enforcement calling the measure necessary to reduce ...

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