Tag: reform

Hogan Vetoes Multi-State Redistricting Bill for Maryland, Calling it a ‘Smoke Screen’

Photo via Gov. Larry Hogan/Twitter

Gov. Larry Hogan was none too pleased when the Maryland legislature didn’t advance his congressional redistricting reform proposal. But that doesn’t mean he preferred the Democrats’ alternative.

In Eleventh Hour, Md. Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Bill to Hold Officials More Accountable

Maryland’s recently indicted politicians, from left: Sen. Nathaniel Oaks, D-Baltimore; Gary Brown, Jr., former Mayor Pugh campaign aide and delegate appointee; and former Del. William Campos, D-Prince George’s County.

On Friday, as yet another Maryland politician was indicted on charges stemming from alleged unethical behavior, lawmakers voted unanimously to strengthen the state’s ethics laws with new restrictions and requirements for officials and their staffers.

Baltimore Delegate Invites Public To Testify in Annapolis for Cannabis Commission Reform Bill

Photo by Laurie Avocado, via Wikimedia Commons

A coalition of black Maryland legislators seeks to overhaul the state’s medical cannabis commission by giving it more regulatory power and a stronger focus on diversity. This week, the leader of that coalition wants the public’s help.