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Budget Battle Continues Between Maryland Democrats, Gov. Hogan as Session Nears End

Budget Battle Continues Between Maryland Democrats, Gov. Hogan as Session Nears End

A committee of Maryland legislators on Friday afternoon pushed forward a state budget that would fully fund education.

Senate Passes Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana Paraphernalia

Senate Passes Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana Paraphernalia

After some discussion and two failed amendments, the Maryland Senate on Friday passed a bill decriminalizing the use or possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Gov. Hogan Funds State Pension, Continuing Budget Battle With Democratic Legislators

Gov. Hogan Funds State Pension, Continuing Budget Battle With Democratic Legislators

Hogan said no one will get all their priorities this session

Maryland Legislators Are ‘Waiting to See’ What Governor Does Next on State Budget

Maryland Legislators Are ‘Waiting to See’ What Governor Does Next on State Budget

Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday morning asked a Maryland Democratic leader to support his fiscal agenda, but by the afternoon, a committee charged with hammering out budget differences appeared to be waiting for him to make the next move.

Let Summer Be Summer: A Battle of the Boards

Let Summer Be Summer: A Battle of the Boards

For many of us Labor Day is synonymous with the start of the school year. But, in Maryland, many schools begin before the holiday. And that’s the rub.

Hogan Introduces New Budget Supplement For Tax Relief, Education, Law Enforcement

Hogan Introduces New Budget Supplement For Tax Relief, Education, Law Enforcement

Democrats Say Governor Is Holding School Funds Hostage

6% of Maryland’s Bridges Need Repairs, Report Says

6% of Maryland’s Bridges Need Repairs, Report Says

Although 6 percent of Maryland’s bridges are in poor or worse condition, and while the state and it’s local governments designate a lower percentage of their highway and transportation funding for bridge repairs than most other states, officials say Maryland’s bridge program is doing well.

Federal Priorities Discussed in Annapolis

Federal Priorities Discussed in Annapolis

Governor Larry Hogan hosted Maryland’s Congressional delegation at the State House to discuss federal priorities for 2015.

Maryland Puts Voluntary Ban on Palcohol

Maryland Puts Voluntary Ban on Palcohol

Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot and Maryland Alcohol Wholesalers and Distributors have reached an agreement on the voluntary ban of the product Palcohol. Pacohol, powdered alcohol, was approved by the FDA but state leaders say there are too many risks associated with the product.

Maryland State Budget Unanimously Passes Through Senate

Maryland State Budget Unanimously Passes Through Senate

Senate members started wildly applauding, cheering and whistling as the 46-0 vote lit up the board, marking the official passage of the state budget through the chamber.