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Dec 17, 2013

Cluster proposes giving detention center back to city

Cluster's bill would return management of the detention center and central booking facilities to the city beginning Jan. 1, 2015.

Aug 12, 2013

Findings released on Anne Arundel County police

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 […]

Jun 19, 2013

New Md. task force on juvenile court postpones first meeting

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 […]

Oct 26, 2012

Pit bull work session produces no results

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 […]

Oct 3, 2012

Panel recommends monthly ‘tracker’ charge

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.

Aug 22, 2012

An intervention of sorts

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 ...

Aug 21, 2012

Task force to meet on access to firearms

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 […]

Aug 17, 2012

D.C. announces power line undergrounding task force

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 […]

Aug 3, 2012

Pit bull bill planned for special session

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 […]

Jun 8, 2012

Md. proposes baby bumper pad ban next year

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 […]

Apr 23, 2012

Task force readies report on Montgomery transit

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 […]

Apr 16, 2012

Sarbanes: Environmental education must be priority

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[...]

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