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The Maryland Board of Elections has announced there will be three in-person voting centers for the 7th Congressional District special general election on April 28. The centers are for voters who are unable to cast their ballots by mail. One […]

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March 19, 2020  •  

Maryland General Assembly Adjourns

Maryland Capitol Building - Jimmy Emerson

After shortening the session, the General Assembly managed to pass over 650 bills in three days before adjourning sine die on Wednesday March 18. Among the passed legislation is House Bill 315, which increases penalties for bribery and extends revolving […]

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Maryland Capitol Building - Jimmy Emerson

Gov. Larry Hogan has announced the April primary elections have been postponed until June 2. The special election for the 7th Congressional District held by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings will still take place on April 28. However, the election […]

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Maryland Capitol Building - Jimmy Emerson

The General Assembly has announced the 2020 session will adjourn on Wednesday, March 18, due to concerns about COVID-19. Though they intend to reconvene the session the last week of May, lawmakers are pushing to complete legislation by Wednesday’s self-imposed […]

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Maryland Capitol Building - Jimmy Emerson

On March 12, the Maryland General Assembly announced the State House, the House and Senate office buildings, and Department of Legislative Services will be closed to the public. Only people with a state-issued credential are permitted access. Further, a mandatory […]

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Baltimore City Hall

City Council President Brandon Scott introduced a proposed ordinance in an attempt to close a loophole regarding gifts to elected officials from lobbyists and persons doing business with the city. Council Bill 20-0483 will prohibit elected officials and their staff […]

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Maryland Capitol Building - Jimmy Emerson

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a Maryland law aimed at extending the state’s campaign finance oversight into online political ads to prevent foreign interference in local elections is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment. The […]

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December 2, 2019  •  

Maryland State Senator Retires

State Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam

Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam announced she is retiring from the Maryland State Senate District 44 seat, effective December 1. Nathan-Pulliam cited health issues as the reason for stepping down from the seat. Both the Baltimore City and Baltimore County state central […]

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Del. Nicole Williams

Gov. Larry Hogan has announced the appointment of Nicole Williams to represent District 22 in Prince George’s County. Williams is replacing Del. Tawanna Gaines, who resigned last month after pleading guilty in federal court to illegally using campaign funds for […]

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The Montgomery County Office of Procurement has launched a new online tool to find the status of a solicitation from issuance to contract execution. The new system increases transparency by giving the public the ability to view the solicitation process […]

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Congressman Elijah Cummings

Gov. Larry Hogan has set February 4, 2020, as the date for the special primary election to fill the vacant 7th Congressional District seat. The seat is vacant after Rep. Elijah Cummings passed away earlier this month. The special general […]

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The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hear arguments on Wednesday in a case focused on Maryland’s Online Electioneering and Transparency Act. Maryland legislators passed the act in order to prevent foreign interference in local elections. However, […]

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Congressman Elijah Cummings

Gov. Larry Hogan will soon issue a proclamation stating a special primary and a special general election will be held to fill the vacant 7th Congressional District seat. The seat became vacant after Rep. Elijah Cummings passed away early Thursday […]

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In 2018, the Baltimore City Council enacted the Transparency in Lobbying Act requiring lobbyists to file reports twice a year and affirmatively identify their clients when approaching city government officials. The effective date of the act was contingent on a […]

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