General Assembly News

Washington Post: Maryland panel recommends major changes to police practices

By Ovetta Wiggins A Maryland legislative panel on Monday offered sweeping changes in police policies, including giving officers periodic psychological evaluations and allowing the public to attend police trial boards. Under the proposed changes, residents would also be given more time to file brutality complaints. The Public Safety and Policing Work Group voted to submit […]

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Baltimore Sun: Lawmakers pressure Hogan on Planned Parenthood funding

By Yvonne Wenger and Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun Republican Gov. Larry Hogan declined Tuesday to take a position on whether state tax dollars should be given to Planned Parenthood as he faced mounting pressure from both sides of the aisle to make a decision. Nearly 75 Democratic state lawmakers wrote Hogan a letter Tuesday, urging […]

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Baltimore Sun: Eight Maryland schools earn Blue Ribbon status

By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun Eight Maryland schools — six public and two parochial — were named 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education. The designation given to the most successful schools in the country went to schools in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, Frederick and Washington counties. In the […]

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