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Maryland General Assembly

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  • Bill shifts power over master plan to commissioners

    Bill shifts power over master plan to commissioners
    A bill passed during the recent legislative session will give the county commissioners the power not only to adopt or reject future county master plans but also the ability to modify them. This additional power has raised concern from members of the...
  • Our say: Congress needs to strengthen disclosure law

     Our say: Congress needs to strengthen disclosure law
    Maryland took an overdue step toward more transparent government this year when the General Assembly passed the first major overhaul of the state's Public Information Act in 45 years. We wish we could say the federal government was further along. It isn'...
  • Guthrie to announce student data privacy policy

    If you've ever downloaded an app for your smartphone, tablet or computer, chances are you've tapped or clicked through a legally binding user agreement without reading it. Carroll County Public Schools are hoping to protect student data from falling...
  • Our say: Another Tax Day brings more frustration

    Our say: Another Tax Day brings more frustration
    The federal government can't pass a budget and scrapes by with continuing resolutions. Maryland's politicians aren't that irresponsible, but often have slugfests over the state budget — as on Monday, when the General Assembly and the governor...
  • Edwards, Van Hollen spar over Social Security, trade

    Edwards, Van Hollen spar over Social Security, trade
    The two Democratic candidates running for Senate in Maryland came out swinging in their first formal exchange on Sunday, debating each other's commitment to Social Security, effectiveness in office and electability in next year's general election. In...
  • Op-Alt: Unite our city with equal access to services, improved quality of life

    Op-Alt: Unite our city with equal access to services, improved quality of life
    On April 12, Freddie Gray was severely injured in an encounter with the police, suffering a severed spine and damaged voice box. He died a week later. He was not the first detainee to experience severe spinal injuries while in police custody. Since 2004,...
  • Annapolis state police barrack not funded

    Annapolis state police barrack not funded
    The Annapolis barrack of the Maryland State Police will not reopen after lawmakers refused to consider Gov. Larry Hogan's plan for the building. The state budget passed Monday night didn't include the $8.2 million Hogan wanted for 100 new troopers and...
  • Bills strengthen group home oversight

    Bills strengthen group home oversight
    Advocates for the disabled are hopeful that legislation passed by the General Assembly will give Maryland regulators more tools to fix dangerous conditions at state-licensed facilities — such as the one where a 10-year-old Baltimore boy died last...
  • Questions abound as Cardin steps into larger role

    Ben Cardin, Maryland's junior U.S. senator, just got a promotion that makes him a big player on international issues. But will Cardin retain his focus on Maryland matters after he plunges into the elevated world of foreign affairs? Previously, Cardin,...
  • Hogan says he'll look again at spending

    Hogan says he'll look again at spending
    Gov. Larry Hogan appeared to soften his stance Tuesday on spending $200 million the General Assembly set aside for education, employee pay and health care, saying his team would review the budget and "see how much money we have to spend on what." The...
  • Around South County: South county artists put on a show at Homestead Gardens

    Around South County: South county artists put on a show at Homestead Gardens
    The artists of the Muddy Creek Artists Guild will hold their seventh annual "Artists On the Half-Shell" Spring Art Show and Sale from May 28 to 31 at Homestead Gardens, 743 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. This is the first time the guild has shown at...