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Last year, County Exec. Kevin Kamenetz signed Bill No. 35-17 into law. The bill requires registered lobbyists to complete ethics training within the first six months of registration and once a year thereafter. Training sessions have been scheduled at 9:30 […]

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The Carroll County Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 to move forward with a new ethics ordinance. The ordinance was originally developed in 2014 after the Maryland General Assembly passed a bill in 2010 requiring all counties, municipalities, and boards […]

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In United Healthcare Services, Inc. v. Mayor & City Council of Baltimore, United Healthcare Services, Inc. (United) was not awarded the city of Baltimore’s Request for Proposal (RFP) for medical administration services despite being fully compliant with listed Minority Business […]

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Bill No. 35-17 was signed by County Exec. Kevin Kamenetz on July 12, 2017. Effective August 26, 2017, registered lobbyists will be required to complete ethics training within the first six months of registration and once a year thereafter. The […]

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The Baltimore County Council passed an ethics bill requiring training for certain county government officials and registered lobbyists. The bill requires the Ethics Commission to provide a training course for registered lobbyists at least twice a year. A registered lobbyist […]

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Gov. Larry Hogan signed House Bills 390 and 426 into law. Both bills amend the procurement code. House Bill 390 requires business to file a public disclosure form if, during a calendar year, a business enters into contracts, leases, or […]

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The bill prohibits former lobbyists from participating in a case, contract, or other specific matter as a public official or employee for one calendar year after the termination of their registration if the former regulated lobbyist previously assisted or represented […]

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The 2017 regular session of the Maryland General Assembly adjourned sine die right before midnight on April 10, 2017. The General Assembly revamped criminal justice policies, but failed to pass long overdue income tax breaks for Maryland residents. As a […]

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Gov. Larry Hogan introduced several legislative acts to state lawmakers on January 19, 2017, including the Public Integrity Act, the Liquor Board Reform Act, and the Legislative Transparency Act. The bills are seen as a reaction to conspiracy and bribery […]

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Del. Eric Luedtke is sponsoring a bill to allow the State Board of Elections to borrow dollars from the general fund for the Fair Campaign Financing Fund if money runs short before a gubernatorial election. House Bill 72 provides for […]

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The District 20 seat will soon be vacant when Congressman-elect James Raskin (D) transfers to Washington, D.C. and Delegate Will Smith (D) fills Raskin’s position in the Maryland Senate. Two public forums will be held by the Montgomery County Democratic […]

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Michael Botsaris is the new executive director of the Anne Arundel County Ethics Commission. Botsaris replaces Betsy Dawson, who passed away in August. County Executive Steve Schuh stated he appointed Botsaris to establish a Republican majority on the commission and […]

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Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford, as chair of the Commission to Modernize State Procurement, released a report outlining a plan to update state procurement laws. The proposed regulations will update outdated statutory language and allow individuals to file applications […]

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Residents voted against an amendment to the Anne Arundel County Charter (Question C). If passed, the ballot issue would have raised the current dollar amount of bids requiring competitive procurement for most procurement contracts from $25,000 to $75,000. Bids under […]

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