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$166M announced for Baltimore’s downtown, Inner Harbor

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland lawmakers who represent Baltimore have announced $166 million in state funding for the city’s downtown and Inner Harbor. The funding announced Thursday includes $50 million for the relocation of state employees from State Center to the Central Business District. It includes $11.5 million for the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. Another $7.5 million is allocated for the Inner Harbor Promenade, with another $60 million pre-authorized in fiscal […]

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Officials ID man killed in shootout with trooper, deputy

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials have identified a man killed in an exchange of gunfire with a state trooper and sheriff's deputy on the Eastern Shore. The attorney general's office identified the man killed in the shootout as 24-year-old William Brink of Salisbury. The officers involved have been identified as Cpl. Jason Dykes of Maryland State Police and Sgt. Kevin Goepfert and Deputy 1st Class Anthony Jackson of […]

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Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day On April 30

(PIKESVILLE, MD) — The Maryland State Police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, are asking citizens to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 30, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at state police barracks. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day. Each barrack will act as a collection station giving citizens an […]

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Man killed in shootout with MSP Trooper, Sheriff’s Deputy

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials say a man was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire with a state trooper and sheriff’s deputy on the Eastern Shore. The Attorney General's Office says Somerset County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a Westover convenience store Monday after a 911 caller reported that a man pointed a handgun at him and demanded money. A deputy in the Princess Anne area approached a […]

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Hogan signs public safety bills and tax credit for jobs

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed into law measures to increase transparency in the criminal justice system and to create a statewide firearms enforcement center to better track gun crimes. The governor also signed a bill Thursday to extend tax incentives for manufacturers that locate or expand in the state and a measure to restrict the use of toxic "forever chemicals" in food packaging, rugs and […]

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Former Maryland mayor avoids prison in revenge porn case

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland mayor who admitted to posting nude photos of his ex-girlfriend on Reddit will not have to spend time behind bars under a plea deal. The state prosecutor's office announced Monday that former Cambridge Mayor Andrew Bradshaw pleaded guilty to five counts of distributing revenge porn online and was sentenced to a year and a day for each of the five counts, with all […]

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Justices reject states’ appeal over cap on tax deductibility

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland to the 2017 tax law that capped federal tax deductions for state and local taxes. The lawsuit had previously been dismissed by lower courts. The suit argued that the Republican-led tax law, signed by then-President Donald Trump, unfairly singled out high-tax states in which Democrats predominate. The law caps a deduction for […]

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Maryland legislature ends session marked by budget surplus

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers have concluded their 90-day legislative session. A package of legislation to strengthen cybersecurity was approved late Monday night. In a year of huge budget surplus, the General Assembly approved allocating nearly $570 million for information technology and cybersecurity upgrades. Lawmakers also approved restrictions on long-lasting chemicals known as PFAS in food packaging and rugs and carpets and switching to safer alternatives for firefighting foams. […]

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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 […]

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