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Governor to Fund Pension System, Not Education With Set Aside Funds

Governor Larry Hogan announced yesterday that he would not allocate the $68 million that the General Assembly set aside for education in the fiscal 2016 budget to fully fund the Geographic Cost of Education Index (GCEI).  367 more words

Education

Several Key Bills in Limbo Awaiting Governor's Final Action

Now that the Governor’s bill signings are behind us, there are still four pieces of  legislation that have yet to be resolved. These bills were not signed during the final wave of bill signings this week, and have not yet been vetoed by the Governor. 656 more words

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Governor Signs MACo Drug Initiative Bills Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan has signed both of MACo’s 2015 legislative initiative bills to provide counties with “Broad Tools to Tackle the Drug Crisis” into law. 309 more words

Public Safety And Corrections

Governor Signs Bill to Regulate Uber and Lyft Into Law

Governor Hogan signed legislation yesterday to create a regulatory framework for transportation network operators (TNO) such as Uber and Lyft. SB 868  also authorizes local jurisdictions to impose an assessment on TNOs operating within the jurisdiction. 248 more words

County News

Final Bill Signing List Available

The final slate of bills to be signed into law by Governor Hogan has been released. It includes two MACo initiative bills to provide legal immunity for trained first responders administering anti-overdose medications. 21 more words

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