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Maryland legislature enters last day, most priorities done

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers are entering the last day of their legislative session with most high-profile measures already passed into law. The General Assembly's 90-day session is scheduled to adjourn Monday at midnight. Democrats, who control the legislature, and Republican Gov. Larry Hogan already have signed a bipartisan budget deal with $1.86 billion in tax relief over five years for Maryland retirees, small businesses and low-income families. Lawmakers […]

today04/11/2022 1


Amendment on abortion doesn’t advance in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A proposal to enshrine the right to abortion in the Maryland Constitution has not advanced in the state Senate, though legislation to expand abortion access in the state has moved forward. Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson said Friday the measures to expand access would be "the only time we take up this issue this session." Earlier this month, the Maryland House of Delegates voted for a […]

today03/28/2022 2


Maryland juvenile justice reform bill passes state Senate

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Senate has passed a juvenile justice reform measure. The bill, which was approved Monday, now goes to the House. The measure generally says a child younger than 13 won't be subject to the jurisdiction of juvenile court for delinquency proceedings. Juvenile courts would have jurisdiction over a child who is at least 10 and has committed the most serious crimes, like murder and other […]

today03/22/2022 7


Hogan presents final budget proposal amid huge surplus

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan presented his final budget proposal, touting tax cuts, record education and school construction spending and aid for the vulnerable. Hogan said Wednesday that his administration's mission has been to leave the state in a stronger fiscal position. The proposal would gradually eliminate the taxation of all income for retirees above 65 who receive Social Security. Maryland has an unprecedented $4.6 billion budget […]

today01/20/2022 7


Maryland lawmakers elect Dereck Davis state treasurer

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers have elected Del. Dereck Davis to be the state's treasurer. The General Assembly voted to elect him Thursday at the end of its four-day special session on redistricting. Davis is a Prince George's County Democrat. He has been a member of the Maryland House of Delegates since 1995 and has served as chairman of the House Economic Matters Committee. The treasurer holds one of […]

today12/10/2021 21


Maryland lawmakers override Hogan’s congressional map veto

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly has voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of Maryland's congressional map. The Republican governor said Thursday the veto override would not be the end of the process, because the map will be challenged in court. Hogan says the map for the state’s eight U.S. House seats is drawn even more unfairly than it is now. But Democrats who control the legislature […]

today12/10/2021 7


Maryland General Assembly approves new congressional map

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly has approved a new congressional map. The map approved on Wednesday for the state's eight U.S. House districts now goes to Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. The governor submitted a different map and has said he will veto one he believes is unfair. Democrats who have a supermajority in both chambers of the General Assembly control redistricting in the state. They backed a […]

today12/09/2021 18


Maryland lawmakers override immigrant detention bill veto

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly has voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a measure that bans local jails from being paid by the federal government to detain people on immigration matters in Maryland. The House and Senate, which are controlled by Democrats, also on Tuesday overrode the Republican governor's veto of a bill that requires state employees to deny inspection of records or use of […]

today12/08/2021 8


Maryland lawmakers convening for redistricting session

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers are gathering for a special session to redraw the state's congressional map. They are scheduled to hold a hearing Monday on legislation outlining the state's eight U.S. House districts. Democrats who hold a supermajority in the General Assembly control the redistricting process in Maryland. A panel that included House Speaker Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson has recommended a map that would make […]

today12/06/2021 7