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Maryland General Assembly

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  • Ban gives time for planning [Editorial]

    Maryland lawmakers appear poised to ban, at least temporarily, the sale of a new powered alcohol, but as long as the product is available elsewhere its use will be a concern that alcohol abuse and addiction services will have to prepare for and address....
  • Meet Yumi Hogan, Maryland's first lady

    Meet Yumi Hogan, Maryland's first lady
    On a farm in JeonNam, in southern South Korea, an adolescent Yumi Hogan helped gather vegetables, doodled with watercolors and dreamed of being a teacher. "We were not a rich family," she said, sipping hot tea in the Maryland governor's mansion...
  • Md. lawmakers OK sales tax bill on travel websites

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A measure to clarify the law to require third-party travel websites to pay all required sales tax cleared the Maryland General Assembly on Wednesday, after supporters said the websites currently are able to avoid paying the...
  • Hogan plays politics with school funding

    Hogan plays politics with school funding
    On behalf of Maryland PTA's more than 180,000 parent and teacher members, I'm writing to commend your editorial chiding Gov. Larry Hogan for aggressively playing politics with education funding in the proposed 2016 budget ("Hogan plays chicken," April 3)....
  • Keep public funds out of private schools

    Keep public funds out of private schools
    In 2007, the family of a teenage boy called the ACLU of Maryland because the boy had been expelled from a religious school for being gay. In 2008, the mother of an adopted daughter sought our help because other students at a religious school were taunting...
  • Powdered alcohol should be banned in every state

    Powdered alcohol should be banned in every state
    Imagine your child being offered a sugary alcoholic powder that can be snorted, eaten like Pixy Stix, added to food or sneaked into schools or stadiums and that turns into an alcoholic beverage just by adding water. With little guidance on how much is a...
  • Anne Arundel cell tower moratorium bill fails

    Anne Arundel cell tower moratorium bill fails
    A local piece of legislation with broad county delegation support failed in the General Assembly Thursday after it was voted down by a House Committee. The legislation would have stopped the construction of wireless communication towers on Anne...
  • Successful first term in Annapolis [Letter]

    Editor: My first session in the Maryland General Assembly was interesting to say the least. I can tell you that from all accounts, having Gov. Hogan in the governor’s mansion has changed the way business is done in Annapolis — for the...
  • Mayor's authority to impose curfew questioned

    Mayor's authority to impose curfew questioned
    The Maryland Public Defender's Office is arguing in court that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake exceeded her authority last month when she imposed a citywide curfew amid the unrest that followed the death of Freddie Gray. City prosecutors,...
  • Civil rights groups call on Hogan to convene special session

    Civil rights groups call on Hogan to convene special session
    Civil rights groups called on Gov. Larry Hogan Friday to help resolve a fractured relationship between Baltimore residents and its police department, asking him to convene a special session to pass more comprehensive body camera laws and to invest cash in...
  • Spector: Conflicts prevented votes

    Spector: Conflicts prevented votes
    Regarding The Sun's recent report on City Council voting records, when I spoke with the reporter I made an effort to give her a clear and accurate report of my work product as a member of the Baltimore City Council ("Baltimore's City Council members often...