Tag: maryland general assembly

Legislators override two of Gov. Hogan’s bill vetoes

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Gov. Larry Hogan delivers his State of the State Address in Annapolis, Maryland, on January 29, 2019. (Daniel Oyefusi/Capital News Service)

By Natalie Jones
Capital News Service

ANNAPOLIS — One day after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) vetoed three bills on $15 minimum wage, school districts setting their own calendars and stripping alcohol and tobacco regulation from the state comptroller, the Maryland General Assembly fought back to override him Thursday.

Legislation would update Justice Reinvestment Act

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Sen. Bobby Zirkin (D-Baltimore County) the chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. Megan Brockett/Capital News Service file photo

By Natalie Jones
Capital News Service

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — After a comprehensive law overhauled the state’s criminal justice system, Maryland has seen a decline in the state’s prison and jail populations and more streamlined treatment for addicts who are charged with crimes. Still, advocates want to add to the law to keep inmates from returning behind bars.

Maryland legislature’s Democrats announce 2019 priorities

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The inside of the General Assembly chambers in Annapolis. Photo by Roxanne Ready, via Flickr, used with a Creative Commons license.

By David Jahng
Capital News Service

Banning 3D printed and “ghost” guns, preserving health care access, raising the minimum wage, increasing the purchasing age of tobacco and lowering child care costs for parents are priorities for the 2019 session, Democrats in Maryland’s legislature announced on Tuesday.

Big Fish: Gubernatorial Candidate and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz

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County Executive Kevin Kamenetz’s race for Maryland governor is fueled by his experience as a Baltimore County public servant and an open disdain for the state’s current leadership.

Maryland Farms Are Going (Mostly) Antibiotic Free

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Antibiotic free is becoming a prized descriptor in the food industry. The General Assembly gave the whole state the label.

Maryland Might Make Drivers Who Putter in Passing Lane Pay Up

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If one of your pet peeves is people who drive slow in the left lane, the Maryland General Assembly is here for you.

Delegate Once Forced to Resign Appointed to Fill Vacant Senate Seat

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An old photo of Sen. Nathaniel Oaks.

A longtime Baltimore City delegate who was once forced to resign his seat, but was later elected again, has been appointed to fill the shoes of former state Sen. Lisa Gladden in the upper house of the Maryland Legislature.

Republican State Senators Walk Out Over Proposal That Would Let Maryland Sue Trump

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Rather than just voting no on a bill that would give Maryland officials the authority to sue Donald Trump, state senators decided to leave the chamber altogether.

It’s Now Legal to Host a Poker Game at Home in Maryland

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This is legal at your house.
This is legal at your house.

Your neighborhood poker game is now safe from the authorities.

Maryland Voters Could Get to Weigh in on Daily Fantasy Sports

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fanduel-draftkings-650x400In this election season, there are many key issues facing our democracy. The top posts of both our city and our country will have new faces, and voters are tasked with determining who is best to fit to lead. But now a new key issue has emerged in Maryland.

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