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Maryland General Assembly

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  • Lawmakers stiff drug abuse treatment center

    Lawmakers stiff drug abuse treatment center
    The Gaudenzia drug treatment center slated to open July 1 hit a snag Friday when lawmakers omitted the program's $200,000 request in the capital budget working its way through the House. State Sen. Ed Reilly, who sponsored a bill supporting the...
  • Senate approves update to state public information law

    The Maryland Senate is supporting an update to the state's 45-year-old public information act. In a 47-0 vote on Wednesday, senators passed an amended bill that would create a five-member compliance board to handle fee disputes and an ombudsman-type...
  • Tax break in state budget package could cost city millions

    Tax break in state budget package could cost city millions
    An unexpected provision inserted into next year's state budget package could cost Baltimore millions of dollars by exempting four giant cranes at the port from city taxes. The measure — which would benefit a single private corporation —...
  • Budget shuffle sends $6 million more to county school construction

    Budget shuffle sends $6 million more to county school construction
    Lawmakers announced Friday they have shifted $20 million in the state capital budget for school construction, freeing up $3 million for Anne Arundel. The new funding will be matched by the county for a total of $6 million that could lead to new gym or...
  • Md. Senate panel acts on governor's tax relief proposals

    A Maryland Senate panel has voted for some rolled back versions of Gov. Larry Hogan's tax relief proposals, while rejecting others. The panel on Friday approved a scaled-back version of the governor's reduction in the personal property tax. It will be...
  • Trailblazing delegate to be memorialized in portrait

    One of the longest serving delegates and the first African American woman to chair a General Assembly legislative committee is being memorialized in a portrait. On Friday, the Baltimore City delegation is set to unveil the portrait of Hattie Harrison,...
  • Trailblazing delegate Hattie Harrison to be memorialized in portrait

    Trailblazing delegate Hattie Harrison to be memorialized in portrait
    ANNAPOLIS — One of the longest serving delegates and the first African American woman to chair a General Assembly legislative committee is being memorialized in a portrait. On Friday, the Baltimore City delegation is set to unveil the portrait...
  • States debate whether giving tax credits to Hollywood studios outweighs benefits

    LANSING, Mich. Michigan's cash credits for filmmakers have lured George Clooney, Ben Affleck and Drew Barrymore to make movies and splash headlines in a state known for making cars. The Republican-led Michigan House of Representatives voted this month to...
  • Health concerns spur ban on powdered alcohol

    Health concerns spur ban on powdered alcohol
    Public health officials, Annapolis lawmakers, and the beverage and beer industry have joined to ban the sale of powdered alcohol before it even hit the market in Maryland. The pre-emptive effort comes as concerns grow about the potential health dangers...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Health exchange audit, Cosby sales and water bill woes

    Good morning, Baltimore: Health exchange audit, Cosby sales and water bill woes
    Good morning, Baltimore:  Here's what you need to know for Friday. WEATHER It’s going to be  a rainy Friday with temperatures reaching 51 and falling back to 34 overnight. There is a possibility of --- there’s that word again --- snow...
  • Hogan to seek $8.2 million for State Police expansion

    Hogan to seek $8.2 million for State Police expansion
    Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he will ask the General Assembly to put an additional $8.2 million in next year’s budget to let the Maryland State Police hire 100 additional troopers and reopen the long-closed barrack in Annapolis. Hogan,...