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Feb 23, 2016

Md. Senate holds up seven Hogan appointments

ANNAPOLIS — Seven appointees of Gov. Larry Hogan will not be part of a confirmation vote later this week, and some senators say at least some could face lengthy delays. The Senate Executive Nominations Committee voted Monday night to delay the confirmations of seven of the nearly six dozen appointees of Gov. Larry Hogan who […]

Bobby Zirkin
Jun 6, 2014

Zirkin antes up to replace Frosh

The Baltimore County senator has 92,000 reasons why he should be the next chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.

Jan 11, 2013

Buying kosher wine online? L’chaim!

Maryland Jews may soon be able to purchase kosher wine online.

Jan 9, 2013

Sights and sounds from the General Assembly’s opening day

The Maryland General Assembly opened its 2013 session Wednesday in the State House in Annapolis. Elected officials and activists spoke about the various legislative initiatives they intend to pursue this session.

Oct 29, 2012

Law blog roundup

Welcome to Monday and the (relative) calm before the (major) storm.

Apr 22, 2012

Law movers: 4/23/12

It’s all in the family When people talk about joining the family business, they’re probably not thinking of the kind of career move Lisa DiMonte has made. She’s the new CEO of Planet Depos LLC, a Washington D.C./Baltimore-based international court reporting business that was launched in 2009 by her three sons, Joseph, William and Nico, who […]

Feb 21, 2012

Gay marriage bill heads to Senate without changes

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland senators are unlikely to approve any amendments to a bill legalizing gay marriage, worried that if it heads back to the House of Delegates that it could be in trouble because the vote to pass it there was so close. Members of the Judicial Proceedings Committee rejected two changes to the bill […]

Feb 10, 2012

Ethics panel suggests reducing local disclosure

ANNAPOLIS — An ethics panel of state senators is recommending that local government officials should not be required to release as much information in financial disclosure forms as officials in state government. Under the proposal discussed Friday, local officials would be able to opt out of disclosing investments in businesses that are not regulated by […]

Feb 9, 2012

State Senate panel considers indoor tanning ban

ANNAPOLIS — State Sen. Jamie Raskin says teenagers should be denied access to electric tanning beds. Raskin will present his bill to ban minors from indoor tanning beds to the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday afternoon. He points to his own battle with colon cancer and says that teenagers do not have the wherewithal to […]

Jan 13, 2012

General Assembly ethics commission holds first meeting

ANNAPOLIS — A new ethics commission in the Maryland General Assembly has held its first meeting to review state ethics policies. The seven-member panel of state senators met Friday to begin discussing what they will be reviewing. They plan to submit recommendations by March 1, so the General Assembly can consider acting on them this […]

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