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A state commission recommended Thursday that Maryland lawmakers create a Cabinet-level position to oversee state agencies connected to commerce and change the perception that Maryland is unfriendly to businesses.
Smoking electronic cigarettes would be banned indoors in public places as part of Maryland’s Clean Indoor Air Act under a bill Delegate Aruna Miller, D-Montgomery, presented Wednesday at a hearing of the House Economic Matters Committee.
Horseshoe Casino, plopped right in the middle of impoverished South Baltimore, was supposed to inject new life into “historically ignored” communities mired with high crime and unemployment rates, poor health and lackluster housing. But city agencies’ needs have skyrocketed since the casino’s opening — and the community-intended fund has absorbed the costs.
Ahead of this year’s State of the State, legislators from the House of Delegates and the state Senate shared their thoughts on what they expect from Gov. Larry Hogan’s address.
Hogan, Franchot Share Concerns Over Procurement, School Maintenance at Governor’s First Public Works Meeting
At his first Board of Public Works meeting, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan found an ally in Comptroller Peter Franchot, who supported the governor’s increased focus on school maintenance over replacement, and reforming the state’s contract-award process.