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Governor's "State of The State" Sets Tone and Priorities

Wednesday’s “State of the State” address from Governor Hogan to the General Assembly marked a formal outreach from the Administration to work together on a variety of issues. 108 more words

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Georgia Senate Panel Backs Betting On Horse Races

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Senate committee has approved a constitutional amendment and a bill allowing gambling on horse racing over objections from Democrats, who want some of the expected revenue used for need-based college aid. 94 more words


Inclement Weather Policy for MACo and Annapolis Meetings

As bad weather looms, and the legislative session is in full swing, MACo wants our members and meeting participants to have easy and timely access to information on Annapolis events. 216 more words

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Budget, Vetoes Dominate The Week Ahead In Annapolis

Two major issues scheduled for this week will substantially shape the year ahead – the legislature’s decisions on veto overrides, and the Governor’s budget plan. 213 more words

State Budget And Fiscal Issues

Policing and Public Safety Work Group Adopts Final Recommendations

Reforms target Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights (LEOBR) as well as police accountability, transparency, uniformity, and community relations.

The Public Safety and Policing Work group held its final meeting Monday adopting over 20 recommendations for reform. 262 more words

Public Safety And Corrections

2016 Session - Important Dates and Deadlines

The coming year’s General Assembly session will last for 90 days, commencing at noon on Wednesday January 13.

The full calendar is available online here. 310 more words

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2016 Session Opening Will See 1,200 Draft Bills & Veto Override Debates

A January 4, 2016, Maryland Reporter article stated that the start of the 2016 Session will likely be both fast and contentious with 1,200 bills already being drafted and veto override questions facing the General Assembly. 323 more words

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