Maryland Senate overrides vetoes on gun restrictions, funding

The Maryland Senate overrode vetoes from Gov. Larry Hogan, R, on four bills Tuesday. The bills, one of which mandates that licensed firearm dealers facilitate most transactions involving rifles and shotguns, comprised yet another round of veto overrides this session.

Recovery, health funding highlight fiscal year 2022 budget

A boost to healthcare funding amongst the COVID-19 pandemic and another record increase in education top the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022.

Gene therapy company announces acquisition, expansion

Paragon Bioservices announced an acquisition and partnership with two global drug developers only a few days after opening a new location close to BWI airport that will manufacture drugs that target rare diseases and genetic disorders.

Success, failure, mourning at close of Md. General Assembly

It was a bittersweet and busy day for Maryland legislators as they pushed to get their bills through both House and Senate chambers on Sine Die, the final day of the General Assembly on Monday.

Large Maryland public-private projects may face delay

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The Maryland Board of Public Works would not be able to approve very large public-private joint projects in the state — including the governor’s planned highway widening project — until a credit check, environmental assessment and review…

House and Senate override Governor’s veto of minimum wage increase

After Governor Hogan on Wednesday vetoed a $15 minimum wage in Maryland, the House and the Senate less than 24 hours later voted to override the veto. As a result, the first increase will kick in January 1, 2020, when the minimum wage will become $11 an hour. It will reach $15 in 2026.

Supreme Court hears arguments in Maryland gerrymandering case

Maryland’s gerrymandering case, involving the state’s Sixth Congressional District, that’s been making its way through the courts for several years landed before the U-S Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Maryland voters maintain high approval of Hogan

Despite being in a largely Democratic state, Republican Governor Larry Hogan continues to get an overwhelming approval by Marylanders, according to the latest Gonzales Poll.

Bills would strip regulatory power and contributions from Franchot

Two bills that would shift regulatory power of alcohol, tobacco and motor fuel from Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot’s office to a new commission — and limit those industries from donating money to Franchot — were discussed at competing press conferences and a heated committee meeting last week.

Schools may start before Labor Day as Senate bill advances

After several days of debate, a Senate bill to effectively rescind Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order starting Maryland public schools after Labor Day passed 31-13 on Tuesday, with Democrats voting yes and Republicans voting no.

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