The state’s work group of legislators charged with looking at public safety and policing issues held a town hall style meeting on July 23, 2015 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm to hear from citizens about their concerns with police practices in Maryland and their recommendations for reform. 237 more words
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The Department of Legislative Services (DLS) recently released a report titled Effect of the 2015 Legislative Program on the Financial Condition of the State. This annual report summarizes the fiscal effects of the immediate prior legislative session on state and local governments. 34 more words
July 4, 2015, was the first test for Georgia’s new fireworks law, and some would say it failed miserably. HB 110, which passed during the 2015 legislative session, legalized the sale and use of consumer fireworks in the state. 347 more words
Transportation officials briefed the Senate Budget and Taxation and Senate Finance Committees yesterday on the toll reduction plan that was approved last month by the Maryland Transportation Authority. 342 more words
The Comptroller’s Office briefed the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee today on the state and local financial effects of a recent court case, Comptroller v. Wynne. 408 more words
The General Assembly’s Workgroup on Public Safety held its first meeting Monday, June 8, in Annapolis.
Presentations included an overview from the Department of Legislative Services on law enforcement departments in the state and on legislation from the 2015 general assembly session relating to police issues. 494 more words