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Hogan vetoes cut to board’s school-construction oversight

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Gov. Larry Hogan holds up the vetoed legislation during the Board of Public Works meeting. Image via Facebook.

By Katherine Brzozowski
Capital News Service

ANNAPOLIS — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would strip the state’s Board of Public Works of its power to oversee school construction funding, and was particularly aimed to take power away from Comptroller Peter Franchot, a Democrat.

Hogan, ACLU reach settlement on social media protocol

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland and state Board of Public Works have agreed to a settlement on how Gov. Larry Hogan can use social media after the civil rights group sued the governor’s office to argue Hogan had suppressed free speech by deleting Facebook posts that disagreed with his views.

Q&A: Rich Madaleno discusses his tenure in Annapolis, the $15 minimum wage fight and his campaign to be Maryland’s next governor

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Among the eight candidates running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination this June, only state Sen. Rich Madaleno (D-Montgomery County) and Del. Rushern Baker (D-Prince George’s County, from 1994-2003) have ever served in a state-level elected office. A resident of Kensington, an affluent suburb several miles north of the D.C.-Maryland border, Madaleno is now in his 16th year in Annapolis–a quality that he says makes him the most qualified contestant to beat Gov. Larry Hogan in the November election.

Q&A: Gubernatorial candidate Jim Shea on boosting transportation accessibility, teaming up with Brandon Scott, and more

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At 65 and standing well under six feet tall, Jim Shea says he often tells people that when he started as a managing partner of Venable LLP, “I was 6’8″ and had a full head of hair, and 22 years later, I don’t.”

Gov. Hogan to Undergo Skin Cancer Treatment, But Says It’s ‘Very Easy to Care of’

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At an informal press conference called Thursday afternoon, Gov. Larry Hogan informed reporters he’ll undergo minor surgery this weekend to be treated for skin cancer.

Maryland Lawmakers Override Gov. Hogan’s Veto to Enact Paid Sick Leave Law

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Thirty Maryland senators today overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s 2017 veto of a sick-leave bill, requiring employers across Maryland to give hundreds of thousands of workers paid time off for medical reasons.

Poll: Hogan Holds Advantage in Matchups with Democratic Front-runners

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Gov. Larry Hogan nearly holds a 10-point lead in potential matchups with the top three Democrats looking to unseat him in November, according to a new poll released by Gonzales Research & Media Services.

Poll: Rushern Baker Leads Democratic Field For Governor in ‘Wide-Open’ Race

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Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker leads the Democratic field looking to challenge Gov. Larry Hogan in November, according to a new poll released by Gonzales Research & Media Services.

In Announcing School Legislation, Emergency Funding, Hogan Slams City Schools Over Heating

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Gov. Larry Hogan holds a press conference on education legislation. Image via Facebook Live.

Gov. Larry Hogan today announced legislation to create an office of the state education inspector general to look into complaints on illegal and unethical conduct by school administrators, as well as $2.5 million in discretionary funding from the state’s Catastrophic Event Account to fix the “immediate, horrendous, failing HVAC systems crisis” in Baltimore.

With Snow and Cold Weather Still in the Forecast, Teachers Union asks for Schools to Close; Santelises Declines

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City Schools headquarters. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Citing low temperatures in classrooms that have caused students and teachers to wear their winter coats indoors, the Baltimore Teachers Union requested in a letter sent Wednesday to City Schools CEO Sonja Santelises that schools in the district be closed until heating systems can be assessed and repaired.