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Maryland Lawmakers passed a bill late in the session to require lobbyist employers to file contribution disclosure statements even if no contributions were made. Senate Bill 15 became law when Gov. Larry Hogan declined to veto the bill within 30 […]

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The 444th Maryland General Assembly adjourned from its 90-day session on April 11 with over 600 bills being passed as of Monday morning. Passed legislation includes a compromise increasing local budgets for highway repairs, additional measures to enhance Maryland’s cybersecurity […]

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The Court of Appeals of Maryland issued an order postponing the 2022 primary elections. Originally scheduled for June 28, the state’s highest court has moved the elections to July 19 due to ongoing legal challenges to the 2022 legislative redistricting […]

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December 13, 2021  •  

Maryland Special Session Adjourns

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The Maryland General Assembly adjourned their special session on December 9. Lawmakers approved new congressional maps and voted to override the governor’s veto of those maps. Lawmakers also voted Del. Dereck Davis to serve as state treasurer.

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November 8, 2021  •  

Maryland Special Session Announced

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Gov. Larry Hogan has announced a special session of the Maryland General Assembly to begin on December 6. The session will focus on reviewing the certified redistricting maps presented by Hogan, which were drawn by the new Maryland Citizens Redistricting […]

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Sen. Doug J.J. Peters has resigned effective July 30 to accept a position on the University of Maryland’s Board of Regents. Sen. Peters had previously announced he did not plan to seek reelection marking the end of his 15-year tenure […]

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On June 28, the Annapolis City Council voted unanimously to adopt campaign finance reforms. Ordinance 15-21 requires any person making independent expenditures of $5,000 or more to register with the Board of Supervisors of Elections. Once registered, such persons are […]

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Maryland Capitol Building - Jimmy Emerson

The Maryland General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 12. Key enacted legislation included the $1 billion pandemic relief enacted with Gov. Larry Hogan’s approval and sweeping police reform measures enacted despite Hogan’s veto. Additionally, a hotly debated immigrants’ rights […]

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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

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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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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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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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