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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 5


Senate committee endorses new Maryland legislative map

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Legislators in a key Senate committee endorsed on Tuesday a new map for their own districts for the next election, choosing a map touted by Democratic leaders and rejecting one backed by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. The Baltimore Sun reports that approval went along party lines with 11 Democrats in favor and four Republicans opposed. The proposed map now goes to the full Senate for approval, […]

today01/19/2022 11


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 11


Judge orders Maryland to keep expanded jobless benefits

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge has blocked Gov. Larry Hogan's plan to end pandemic-related federal enhanced unemployment benefits early in Maryland. Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Fletcher-Hill issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday morning ordering the Hogan administration to keep paying the expanded benefits at least until two lawsuits brought by out-of-work Marylanders are resolved. The judge found that plaintiffs showed that they would suffer "irreparable harm" if the preliminary injunction […]

today07/14/2021 9


Vaccinated Maryland youth get a chance to win scholarship

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials are offering younger residents another reason to get vaccinated against COVID-19: a chance to win a $50,000 scholarship. Gov. Larry Hogan announced the $1 million VaxU Scholarship Promotion on Wednesday. It aims to motivate 12- to 17-year-olds to get vaccinated. A total of 20 scholarships will be awarded through random drawings starting next week. Every Monday for eight weeks, officials will pick two […]

today07/08/2021 11


Top MD court upholds order continuing jobless benefits for now

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's highest court has upheld a lower court's emergency order keeping the state enrolled in enhanced federal unemployment programs. News outlets report that Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera on Monday dismissed Gov. Larry Hogan's attempt to block the temporary restraining order a Baltimore judge issued Saturday. Unemployed residents will continue to receive federal unemployment benefits, including supplemental $300 weekly payments, through at least […]

today07/07/2021 11


Maryland offers $100 to state employees who get vaccinated

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The state of Maryland will offer a $100 incentive for state employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Gov. Larry Hogan announced the program Monday. The governor says the incentive is another way to reinforce the importance of getting vaccinated. Hogan also is encouraging businesses across the state to consider offering incentives to their workers as well. All state employees who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are […]

today05/04/2021 11