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Maryland lawmakers look to plug in disconnected residents

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland state lawmakers aim to amend inequities in broadband internet access that have been accentuated by the coronavirus pandemic. A state office for broadband would succeed Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's Office of Rural Broadband, which was created to improve broadband in rural areas of the state. Andrew Coy, executive director of the Baltimore-based Digital Harbor Foundation, says lawmakers and organizations should approach broadband as a […]

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Hogan outlines mass vaccine plans for when more is available

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is outlining plans for vaccinating more people against the coronavirus as more shots become available. Hogan announced plans Tuesday for mass vaccination sites in six centralized parts of the state. But he cautioned that demand will far exceed supply for some time. The Republican governor says that when the federal government boosts allotments of the vaccine, Maryland will have the infrastructure to […]

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Hogan establishes redistricting reform commission

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — In the latest effort to resolve a gerrymandering issue in the state, Gov. Larry Hogan this month announced the formation of the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission. Hogan's executive order comes 18 months after the Supreme Court declared that federal courts had no jurisdiction in resolving the issue of partisan redistricting. In a 5-4 court decision, Chief Justice John Roberts argued that the burden of adjusting the […]

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Maryland officials to remember longtime Senate president

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials will be sharing memories of the nation's longest-serving state Senate president. Visitation is scheduled Friday in the rotunda of the Maryland State House, where the body of Thomas V. Mike Miller is lying in repose. He died last week at the age of 78 from cancer. Senators are scheduled to speak in remembrance of their former colleague during their legislative session Friday afternoon. Miller […]

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MD Gov. Hogan highlights virus aid, tax cuts, in budget plan

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is highlighting his $1 billion virus relief proposal and tax cuts in his annual budget proposal. Hogan outlined only main points in his budget plan to the General Assembly on Tuesday. He's releasing to total budget plan Wednesday. The Republican governor's pandemic relief proposal includes payments of up to $450 for individuals and $750 for families that have claimed the Earned Income […]

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Gov. Hogan visits MD National Guard soldiers at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan has visited Maryland National Guard troops deployed to protect the U.S. Capitol. Hogan's office said the governor received a security briefing about Wednesday's presidential inauguration during his visit Monday. Hogan sent 500 Maryland National Guard soldiers and 200 state troopers to the Capitol following the attack by supporters of President Donald Trump. Maryland's Brigadier Gen. Janeen L. Birckhead is commanding National Guard troops at […]

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