Longtime Md. State Treasurer Nancy Kopp To Step Down

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Maryland State Treasurer Nancy Kopp plans to step down at the end of the year, nearly two decades after she was first elected. Kopp informed members of the General Assembly of her decision in a letter sent Monday. The Senate President and House Speaker under Maryland state law will appoint a committee to review candidates…

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Hogan Signs 66 Bills, Calls Session A Success

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66 bills have become law in Maryland, just hours after the conclusion of the 2021 General Assembly session. Governor Larry Hogan Tuesday signed bills that address the need for more Internet access and expand tele-health services. He also praised lawmakers for working to pass tax cuts and to approve a massive COVID-19 relief package. To…

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Md. Lawmakers Pass Police Reform Measures

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Police reform measures have passed in the Maryland House of Delegates and in the State Senate. Several bills make up the controversial package: police body cameras, a new system of reviewing allegations of police misconduct, making disciplinary records more accessible and stripping provisions in the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights. –HB 670 –SB 71…

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Video | Md. Outlines Plans To Spend $3.9-Billion In Rescue Funds

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Leaders of the Maryland General Assembly and Governor Larry Hogan announced a bipartisan budget agreement Wednesday for spending of $3.9-billion coming to the state from the American Rescue Plan. Priorities include shoring up Maryland’s unemployment insurance system, expanding broadband, helping schools reopen and putting Marylanders to work on transportation improvements and other infrastructure projects. “I…

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Housing Measures Introduced By Md. Lawmakers

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Housing issues that face Marylanders are addressed in a package of legislation introduced in the House of Delegates Thursday. The measures look to create long-term funding for rental and legal assistance programs, strengthen protections for tenants and create transparency for tenants and landlords. “The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an incredible amount of strain on families…

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Md. Legislation To Be Reviewed For Racial Impact

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Maryland legislative leaders have announced a pilot project to include racial impact statements as part of legislative analysis for the General Assembly. The Department of Legislative Services will be working with Bowie State and the University of Baltimore Schaefer Center to compile data regarding racial impact of major criminal justice reform legislation. Members of the…

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COVID Relief Front-And-Center As Md. Lawmakers Start Session

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Maryland lawmakers are being asked to make some quick decisions about a $1-billion COVID-19 relief package proposed by Governor Larry Hogan Monday. The General Assembly session begins today. Delegate Wayne Hartman (R- Wicomico-Worcester) told WGMD’s Mike Bradley the proposal likely needs some ‘tweaking.’ Hogan introduce the measure on an emergency basis, meaning that stimulus checks,…

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