Hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett continued today

Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett continued today as both Democratic and Republican Senators questioned her on her views of cases and previous court decisions. Here are some of the highlights from the morning.

Senators wrap up impeachment trial questioning ahead of key vote on witnesses

(UPDATED FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2020) WASHINGTON — Wrapping up two days of impeachment trial questions Thursday, senators revisited key assertions made by Trump’s lawyers: presidents’ actions that aid re-election are not impeachable if they’re in the nation’s best interest, and…

Bill allows motorists to keep driving past Real ID deadline

Maryland drivers who have their licenses confiscated due to Real ID non-compliance would be protected under legislation heard this week in the General Assembly.

Maryland lawmakers blister Trump acts in Mueller report, stop shy of impeachment call

Maryland’s Democratic lawmakers on Thursday expressed outrage at President Donald Trump’s conduct detailed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report but stopped short of saying whether Congress should initiate impeachment proceedings.

Supporters say Clean Energy Jobs Act could bring thousands of clean energy jobs to Maryland

Montgomery County Senator Brian Feldman says legislation he’s sponsoring could bring as many as 20-thousand clean energy jobs to the state. The bill would require 50% of Maryland energy to be renewable by 2030 and reach 100% by 2040.

Maryland House votes to approve hike in the minimum wage

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The House gave preliminary approval to legislation raising the state’s minimum wage to 15 dollars by 2025.

Democrats seek billions of dollars with small Wall Street tax

Congressional Democrats have proposed legislation to establish a tax on Wall Street transactions that would generate billions of dollars in revenue.  

Cummings: Presidents need to open books on library fundraising

WASHINGTON — A new bill that would add transparency to the process of funding presidential libraries has passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. The Presidential Library Donation Reform Act of 2019, introduced by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Baltimore, and…

State House Democrats present 2019 General Assembly priorities

Maryland Senate and House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled their legislative agenda for the 2019 General Assembly. Among their top priorities: increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour and raising the age to 21 in order to buy tobacco products.

Commission asks lawmakers for upgrades in antiquated emergency system

A statewide commission is urging state lawmakers to approve a package of bills upgrading the state’s 9-1-1 system which is now over 50 years old.

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