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Policing and Public Safety Workgroup Holds Town Hall Meeting

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

Public Safety And Corrections

Report Summarizes Fiscal Effects of 2015 Session on State and Local Government

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

County Budgets

Atlanta Lawmaker Wants Governor To Change New Fireworks Law

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 Brief Senate Committees on Toll Reduction Plan

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

Transportation And Public Works

Senate Budget Committee Briefed on Fiscal Effects of Local Income Tax Case

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

Taxes And Revenues

Too Much Truth: Pool Party Gone Bad

On Too Much Truth, we talked about the incident that occurred this past weekend in McKinney, Texas. A neighborhood pool party lead to a police brutality and excessive use of force incident that was recorded and went viral. 114 more words


General Assembly Workgroup Delves Into Police Issues

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

Public Safety And Corrections