MD Governor Wes Moore

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Maryland filled two new climate change jobs. The goal is to reduce emissions and handle disasters

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore announced two new positions on Wednesday aimed at addressing the causes and effects of climate change and other environmental threats. Moore, a Democrat, appointed Meghan Conklin as the state's first chief sustainability officer, who will focus on meeting the state's environmental goals, including reducing emissions.  He also appointed Michael Hinson to be Maryland's first chief resilience officer, the governor's office said in […]

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Maryland apologizes to man wrongly convicted of murder, agrees to $340K payment for years in prison

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The State of Maryland will pay more than $340,000 to compensate a man who spent five years in prison after being wrongly convicted of murder and assault. Maryland Gov. Wes Moore apologized to Demetrius Smith Wednesday at a meeting of the state board that approved the settlement. Smith was released in 2013 after spending five years behind bars for a murder and an assault he did […]

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Gov. Moore and Orioles’ Angelos tout ‘progress’ on vision for Camden Yards

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore and Baltimore Orioles managing partner John Angelos released a joint statement Thursday saying there's been progress on their vision to expand the Camden Yards campus. The team's lease at Camden Yards expires at the end of this year, and Angelos said at spring training that he'd love to have a renewal be “an All-Star break gift” for the community. Thursday was the […]

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Maryland board approves funds for abortion pill stockpile

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland board has approved an emergency procurement of more than $1 million to pay for a stockpile of a widely used abortion pill due to legal challenges against the drug's use. The Board of Public Works approved the funds on Wednesday to pay for 35,000 doses that would last several years, if necessary. The stockpile, acquired in April, includes 30,000 doses of mifepristone and 5,000 […]

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Maryland Gov. Moore signs gun-control bills tightening requirements

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore signed gun-control measures into law on Tuesday, and the National Rifle Association quickly filed a federal lawsuit against them. The governor signed legislation approved by state lawmakers this year in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The high court's ruling in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen last year ended a requirement similar to a Maryland law for […]

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Gov. Moore signs abortion protections, transgender equity

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — At a time when Republican-led states are restricting or banning abortion and limiting gender-affirming care, Maryland Gov. Wes Moore signed measures into law on Wednesday to protect abortion rights and expand Medicaid coverage for gender-affirming treatment in the heavily Democratic state. Maryland voters will decide a constitutional amendment next year to enshrine abortion protections in the Maryland Constitution. While the right to abortion already is protected […]

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About 46% of Gov. Wes Moore’s blind trust in cannabis stock

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore's administration has announced he has formally created a blind trust for his assets. Details of the trust made public Monday indicate the governor held nearly $1.2 million in shares of stock in a medical cannabis company — or about 46% of his assets outlined in the trust. Moore, a Democrat who worked as an investment banker, declared before he was elected that […]

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Maryland prisons are ‘dangerously’ understaffed, union says

BALTIMORE (AP) — A severe staffing shortage in Maryland prisons and jails is creating dangerous conditions for both prisoners and guards, according to a report released Thursday by the union representing state correctional officers. The report — which includes a detailed analysis of current staffing levels and assignments in Maryland's 19 state-run facilities — calls on the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to hire over 3,400 more correctional […]

today04/21/2023 17


Law will end time limit on Maryland child sex abuse lawsuits

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A bill signed by Gov. Wes Moore will end Maryland's statute of limitations for when lawsuits can be filed against institutions for child sexual abuse. The governor signed the bill Tuesday, less than a week after a state report revealed the scope of abuse spanning 80 years and accused church leaders of decades of coverups. Under current law, people in Maryland who say they were sexually […]

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