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Federation of State Medical Boards Elects New Officers and Board Members

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) House of Delegates elected new officers and board members during its annual business meeting on April 25 in Fort Worth, Texas.

White House Sends Delegation To Freddie Gray's Funeral

The White House sent its own delegation of officials Monday to the funeral service of Freddie Gray, the African-American man who died of a spinal cord injury while in police custody in Baltimore two weeks ago. The delegation includes...Show More Summary

How It Was To Be: FDR and the UN's San Francisco Founding Conference, 70 Years On

As the dignitaries and delegates from 50 nations made their way the evening of April 25th, 1945 into the San Francisco Opera House for the opening of the founding conference of the United Nations, they encountered a stage redolent of an Enlightenment aesthetic. Show More Summary

Bush preparing to delegate many campaign tasks to super PAC

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics: delegating many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking the White House to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of campaign cash.

Va. House amends sexual predator bill that responds to Jesse Matthew case

RICHMOND — The Virginia House of Delegates late Wednesday accepted some of Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s amendments to a bill aimed at preventing sexually violent predators from transferring colleges and committing subsequent offenses.Read full article >>

Md. Del. Dereck Davis to join race to replace Edwards in Congress

The chair of Maryland’s powerful House of Delegates economic matters committee said Wednesday that he will compete for the congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), who is running for U.S. Senate.Read full article >>

Page gets citation from Md. House of Delegates to help with his ‘promposal’

Manchester Valley High School senior Natalie Singer didn’t know what her government teacher was talking about Wednesday. A document had arrived for her from Annapolis?“She asked me if I had applied for a scholarship from the state,” Singer, 18, said by phone. “I was confused because I didn’t know what was going on.”Read full article >>

Page gets citation from Md. House of Delegates to help with his ‘promposal’

Manchester Valley High School senior Natalie Singer didn’t know what her government teacher was talking about Wednesday. A document had arrived for her from Annapolis?“She asked me if I had applied for a scholarship from the state,” Singer said by phone. “I was confused because I didn’t know what was going on.”Read full article >>

Del. David Ramadan, vocal critic of Dulles Greenway tolls, to call it quits

RICHMOND — Republican Del. David I. Ramadan will not seek a third term in the House of Delegates, two people familiar with his plans said Tuesday.Ramadan, who represents parts of Loudoun and Prince William counties, began informing fellow...Show More Summary

Dr. Gridlock: Maryland lawmakers approve Uber bill, send it to Hogan for signing into law

The Maryland House of Delegates and Senate voted Monday to make commercial ride-sharing legal in the state. The “Uber” legislation now goes to Gov. Larry Hogan for approval.The proposal would bring Maryland in line with the District and Virginia, where lawmakers recently approved regulatory frameworks for the popular app-based car services.Read full article >>

Maryland House and Senate resolve differences on budget

A day after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Democratic leaders were at an impasse over the state budget, a group of senators and delegates came up with a plan that incorporates some of the first-term Republican governor’s priorities.Read full article >>

Hogan, Democratic lawmakers in standoff over Maryland budget

With just a few days left in this year’s legislative session, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and top Democratic lawmakers are in an intense standoff over the Republican’s first budget. The Senate and the House of Delegates have each approved initial changes to the governor’s $40.7 billion spending plan, with broad support from both sides of the aisle.Read full article >>

Cummings visits Annapolis to ‘take the temperature’ for possible Senate run

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), who began his career in the Maryland House of Delegates, returned to Annapolis on Monday night to schmooze with lawmakers about a possible bid for U.S. Senate.“I wanted to come through just to show my face...Show More Summary

West Virginia Governor Vetoes Raw Milk Herdshare Bill

Bucking the headwinds of an 81-19 vote in the West Virginia House of Delegates (18-16 in the Senate) for legislation that would have allowed dairy farmers to provide raw milk through herdshare arrangements, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed the bill on Thursday. Raw milk is milk that hasn’t been pasteurized to kill harmful bacteria that might... Continue Reading

Debate over ‘religious freedom’ bills becomes an issue in Va. House race

RICHMOND — The national firestorm over an Indiana law that some say legalizes discrimination against gay and lesbian people has spilled over into a Virginia House of Delegates race. Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William) is defending the Indiana law, to the chagrin of his Democratic challenger, Don Shaw, who called the effort “offensive.” Read full article >>

Report to MD Government: Raw Milk Benefits Don’t Outweigh Health Risks

Drinking raw milk has an increased risk of foodborne illness, according to a report prepared for the Maryland General Assembly. Last year, the House of Delegates’ Health and Operations Committee was considering a bill to legalize the on-farm sale of unpasteurized milk in Maryland and asked researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future... Continue Reading

The Virginia bar continues to disgrace itself

(Paul Mirengoff) As we reported here, the Virginia State Bar (VSB) cancelled its midyear legal seminar trip to Israel. In response to stinging criticism of this decision, including from the Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates,...Show More Summary

Video of Parking Disaster by D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton Goes Viral

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A video of D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton has gone viral this week of what is being deemed the worse parking job in recent memory. The video shows the non-voting member of the United States House of Representatives taking a rather novel view of the diagonal parking lines of the spot on Capitol Hill. What […]

Arlington, Alexandria Democrats line up for local, state races this spring

The Alexandria mayoral race, the Arlington County Board races and the fight to succeed Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria) in the Virginia House of Delegates will be among the liveliest campaigns of the season.Read full article >>

Maryland Senate committee approves budget plan

A budget plan by the Maryland House of Delegates, which made significant changes to Gov. Larry Hogan’s $40.7 billion budget, received bipartisan support on Thursday night.The 129-to-10 vote came just hours after the Maryland Senate Budget...Show More Summary

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