Maryland General Assembly

February 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Calls Maryland ‘Shining Example’ for America

Gov. Larry Hogan (R) delivered his sixth State of the State Address on Wednesday afternoon in Annapolis. Hogan’s speech often contrasted Maryland’s bipartisan achievements with the divisiveness in national politics seen in Washington D.C. and beyond. “Maryland has indeed been setting a shining example for the rest of America,” Hogan said. Here are some of […]

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January 29, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan Presenta Legislación sobre Inicio de Clases

El Gobernador de Maryland, Larry Hogan (R), anunció el miércoles que presentará una legislación para exigir que todos los sistemas de escuelas públicas de Maryland comiencen las clases después del Día del Trabajo. Hogan firmó una orden ejecutiva en 2016 que requiere que todos los distritos escolares comiencen la escuela después del Día del Trabajo, […]

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January 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Hogan Introduces Legislation to Require Post-Labor Day School Start

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced Wednesday that he will introduce legislation to require all Maryland public school systems to start classes after Labor Day. Hogan signed an executive order in 2016 requiring all school districts to start school after Labor Day, but last year lawmakers overturned that executive order. “The Universal School Start Act […]

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December 6, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Among State Senate Changes, King to Become Majority Leader

State Sen. Nancy King, who was the chairwoman of the influential Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, said Thursday she will be appointed the Maryland Senate’s Majority Leader. “They promised me they were building the majority leader position into something good,” King said. King, a Democrat from Montgomery Village, was ousted from the budget committee when […]

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November 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Marilyn J. Praisner Library in Burtonsville to Reopen Saturday

Montgomery County Public Libraries announced that it’s reopening its Marilyn J. Praisner branch in Burtonsville on Saturday, Nov. 16. The branch had been closed since April for renovations. County officials say the refreshed library “includes new ergonomic sit-stand circulation, information, and self-checkout desks; renovation of the public restrooms; new painting and flooring; replacement of ceiling […]

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October 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

As They Huddle in Annapolis, Democrats Ponder End of the Miller Era

One thing we do know: Maryland’s Democratic senators will convene behind closed doors in Annapolis on Thursday. One thing we don’t know: why. Press reports say Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, 76, is likely to announce that he’ll step down after 33 years leading the chamber. Miller has revealed he’s fighting stage 4 prostate […]

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July 1, 2019 | Ben Palmer

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Maryland Set to Ban Foam Containers by Next Year

The state is following Montgomery County’s lead. Maryland passed a law effective July 1 that will ban serving food and drinks in foam containers by next year. Serving foam containers will be officially outlawed on July 1, 2020. Maryland has become the first state to ban foam containers to address pollution and will be consulting […]

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March 26, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Women’s History Month: MCM Spotlights Former U.S. Rep. Connie Morella

In honor of Women’s History Month, MCM is recognizing some of Montgomery County’s most notable women. Women who have driven change, fought for equality and provided representation for the many diverse parts of our community. Connie Morella served in the Maryland General Assembly from 1979 to 1986 and represented Maryland’s 8th Congressional district in the […]

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March 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland’s House of Delegates Passes Controversial ‘End of Life Option Act’

The “End of Life Option Act” passed in Maryland’s House of Delegates 74 to 66 after an hour-long emotional debate Thursday. The bill would allow terminally ill adults in Maryland to obtain a prescription that would allow them to end their own lives. According to The Baltimore Sun, Thursday was the “fourth attempt to pass the […]

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February 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Senate Approves Legislation to Add Unspecified Gender Option on License

The Maryland State Senate passed legislation Wednesday that would allow for a gender-neutral option when it comes to Marylanders indicating their sex on their legal form of identification. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Will Smith of Montgomery County District 20. It was also co-sponsored by Sen. Cheryl C. Kagan who represents District 17. It […]

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