Cluster's bill would return management of the detention center and central booking facilities to the city beginning Jan. 1, 2015.
ANNAPOLIS — Anne Arundel County officials should think about strengthening the county’s ethics commission, grant higher pay for police promotions and consider moving an executive protection detail out of the police department, a task force concluded Monday. The task force was formed to examine problems that led to department instability under former County Executive John […]
A new Maryland task force that will review the best practices for handling offenses committed by juveniles has postponed its first meeting. The Task Force on Juvenile Court Jurisdiction was scheduled to meet Wednesday in Baltimore at the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention but because of a scheduling conflict the group will now […]
A General Assembly task force formed to consider a controversial ruling by the Maryland Court of Appeals that pit bulls are “inherently dangerous” made no concrete decisions during a work session Thursday in Annapolis. Only six of the 10 task force members attended the session, at which other states’ approaches were discussed. Dog advocacy groups […]
Marylanders could be asked to fork over extra money to utility companies to accelerate improvements to the electrical distribution system, according to a report released Wednesday.
The ABA launched the 18-member Task Force on the Future of Legal Education to spend two years examining the changes roiling the law profession and legal education ...
A task force studying the access mentally ill people have to firearms is holding its first meeting. The task force is meeting Tuesday in Reisterstown. The panel is studying whether current state laws are adequate or need to be changed. The panel also is looking at policies relating to the access that law enforcement officers […]
WASHINGTON — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray says he has appointed members of a task force that will investigate solutions to power outages caused by severe storms. Gray also announced the first meeting of the Mayor’s Task Force on Power Line Undergrounding will be held Aug. 23. The mayor says the task force will […]
ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland lawmaker says he expects a bill addressing a court ruling that defines pit bulls as “inherently dangerous” will be introduced in this month’s special session. Del. Curt Anderson, a co-chairman of a task force that has examined the ruling, said Friday that the bill will seek to remove landlord liability for […]
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s health department on Friday officially proposed the first statewide ban on the sale of crib bumper pads in cribs to begin next year. The proposed ban would start June 21, 2013. The department started investigating the risks the pads pose to infants last year. Since then, the department has convened a panel […]
ROCKVILLE — A Montgomery County task force says a rapid bus network there would cost about $1.83 billion to build and another $1.1 million per mile each year to operate. The Washington Examiner reports that the Transit Task Force wants the system running in nine years. The panel appointed by County Executive Ike Leggett recommends […]
WASHINGTON — Maryland Congressman John P. Sarbanes says environmental education must be a national priority. Sarbanes made the comments Monday after participating in a White House Summit on Environmental Education. Sarbanes says research shows hands-on, outdoor environmental education helps student performance not only in science and math, but also in reading and social studies. Sarbanes [&helli[...]