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Maryland Board of Public Works holds annual ‘Hope-A-Thon’, debates air conditioning for Baltimore County Schools
Local school district officials appear before board, advocate for public school funding
The Maryland General Assembly voted to overturn several vetoes, including one that decriminalizes marijuana paraphernalia.
The Democratic-controlled House of Delegates exercised its power over the Republican governor's vetoes from last year's session.
The bill would put a constitutional amendment before voters that, if approved, would make it increasingly difficult to divert funds from the bay fund to the state’s general fund or other special funds.
With the possibility of a veto override in the General Assembly looming next week, activists gathered on the steps of the Maryland State House to urge legislators to expand voting rights for former felons.
On the first day of the legislative session, some lawmakers were mingling and greeting while others touted their agendas for the coming year.
The General Assembly will weigh lowering the blood alcohol content required for first-time, non-commercial offenders to receive the device, which prevents motorists from starting their vehicle while intoxicated.