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MD: House Overrides Hogan's Veto of Transportation Bill

April 08--ANNAPOLIS -- Amid complaints of partisan gridlock, the Maryland House of Delegates on Thursday voted to override Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a transportation scoring bill. Hogan vetoed the measure on April 1, the day af

Debate over Maryland criminal-justice bill heads to House of Delegates

Several senators hope for changes that would further reduce prison population and costs

Father of Noah Leotta responds to House passing of ignition lock bill

The Maryland House of Delegates Judiciary Committee approved a bill to expand the use of ignition lock devices among convicted drunk drivers on March 4. Rich Leotta, father of Montgomery Police Officer Noah Leotta who was killed in December by an allegedly intoxicated driver, talks about his dedication to getting the bill through the Senate.

Maryland House of Delegates Honors University Of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece and University Of Maryland Medical System President & CEO Robert Chrencik

The Maryland House of Delegates and House Speaker Michael E. Busch, has announced that University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA and University of Maryland Medical System President and CEO Robert Chrencik, MBA, are recipients of the "Speaker's Medallion," the highest honor given to the public by the leader of the Maryland House of Delegates.

Maryland’s veto-override battle begins Wednesday in Annapolis

House of Delegates will vote on whether to reverse at least two vetoes; Senate to act Thursday.

Baltimore politicians turn to White House for funding

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and members of Maryland’s congressional delegation went to the White House on Wednesday to seek support for the city in the wake of the damage caused by recent rioting and the community frustration it exposed.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 >>

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

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

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

Maryland Senate Passes Bill To Declare Fracking An ‘Ultrahazardous Activity’

Maryland's House of Delegates also passed a bill Tuesday that would declare a three-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. The post Maryland Senate Passes Bill To Declare Fracking An ‘Ultrahazardous Activity’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Maryland House of Delegates passes 3-year fracking moratorium

Demonstrators protest in favor of a fracking moratorium at the state house in Annapolis, Maryland. It's taken years for activists to get this far, but on Tuesday, the Maryland House of Delegates passed a three-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing by an overwhelming 93-45 vote. Show More Summary

As fracking becomes a possibility in Maryland, lawmakers try to stall it

The Maryland House of Delegates passed legislation on Tuesday that would forbid natural-gas drilling in the western part of the state for another three years, while the state Senate approved a bill that would hold drilling companies financially responsible if things go wrong. Read full article >>

Del. Kumar Barve will run for Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s seat

Kumar P. Barve, a Democrat who represents Montgomery County in the Maryland House of Delegates, announced on Monday that he plans to run for the U.S. House of Representatives seat being vacated by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). "I am ready to take my experience working for economic growth and fighting for our middle class […]

Maryland Set to Decriminalize Marijuana After Gov. Pledges to Sign Bill

After some heated last minute maneuvers in the House of Delegates over the weekend the state of Maryland is set to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. On Monday, Gov. Martin O'Malley pledged to sign the marijuana decriminalization bill recently approved by the Senate.

Marijuana decriminalization passes hurdle in Maryland Legislature

By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf | Maryland Reporter Following hours of hot debate, negotiation and shouting, the House of Delegates Saturday approved removing criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana in a 78-55 vote. The measure already approved by the Senate, SB364, would make possessing 10 grams of marijuana or less a civil offense, like a...

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