Tag Archives: Maryland

Maryland Is First State To Repeal Police “Bill Of Rights”

The Washington Post reports: Maryland enacted historic police accountability measures Saturday, becoming the first state to repeal its powerful Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights and setting new rules for when police may use force and how they are investigated and disciplined. The Democratic-majority legislature dealt Republican Gov. Larry Hogan a sharp rebuke, overriding his vetoes of measures that raise …

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Maryland Gov Lifts Limits On Indoor Dining, Retail

Baltimore’s CBS News affiliate reports: Maryland will relax some COVID-19 restrictions later this week, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday. Effective Friday, March 12 at 5 p.m., capacity limits will be lifted on outdoor and indoor dining. Restaurants and bars will still be limited to seated and distanced service only. Capacity limits will also be lifted on retail businesses, religious facilities, …

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Michael Steele Floats Bid For Governor Of Maryland

The Baltimore Sun reports: A pair of high-profile political figures of opposite parties — Republican Michael Steele and Democrat Tom Perez — say they are considering running for Maryland governor in 2022. Steele, the former lieutenant governor who is now an MSNBC commentator, said he will seriously consider a campaign to succeed two-term Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who cannot run …

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Former DNC Chair Tom Perez Floats Bid For MD Gov

Politico reports: Former Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez is considering a run for Maryland governor in 2022. “I live here in Maryland,” he told liberal podcaster Bill Press in an episode of Press’ show, “The Bill Press Pod,” set to air on Tuesday morning. “Our current incumbent [governor] is term-limited. [I’m] taking a look at that; we’ll see what …

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MD Gov Declares Emergency Ahead Of Inauguration

Baltimore’s NBC News affiliate reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency related to the 2021 presidential inauguration. The executive action will allow the state to more efficiently coordinate support and provide assistance to local jurisdictions within Maryland and neighboring states. “The state of Maryland will continue to do everything we possibly can …

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MD Man Charged For Threat To Kill Biden And Harris

Baltimore’s ABC News affiliate reports: A 42-year-old Frederick man is facing federal charges after allegedly leaving a threatening note at the front door of a Joe Biden and Kamala Harris supporter. Prosecutors say they have James Dale Reed on a door bell camera dropping the note off on the morning of October 4. At first Reed denied it was him …

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GOP Maryland Gov Says He Early Voted For Reagan

The Washington Post reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said he “voted for Ronald Reagan” in this year’s election, writing in the name of the late president and conservative icon after concluding that he could support neither President Trump nor Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Hogan’s latest rejection of his party’s standard-bearer comes as he works to expand his political network …

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Republican “ReOpen Maryland” Founder Says He Sick With COVID, Refuses To Comply With Contract Tracing

The Baltimore Sun reports: A co-founder of the ReOpen Maryland movement has said on social media that he tested positive for coronavirus this week but won’t work with public health officials trying to track the spread of the pandemic. Tim Walters, a two-time Republican candidate for the General Assembly from Linthicum, said in a series of Facebook videos starting Tuesday …

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Cyclist Arrested After Attack On Protesters Goes Viral

The New York Times reports: A cyclist on a Maryland trail who was captured on video roughly grabbing a young woman while she posted fliers against police brutality was arrested and charged Friday with three counts of second-degree assault. The Maryland-National Capital Park Police said the cyclist, Anthony Brennan III, 60, of Kensington, Md., was tracked down after the agency …

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Maryland Gov Lifts Stay-At-Home Order Starting Friday

The Baltimore Sun reports: Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday he is lifting Maryland’s stay-at-home order effective at 5 p.m. Friday as the state has seen a slight two-week decline in hospitalizations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hogan said he is replacing the order with a “Safer at Home” advisory that will not be enforced by the rule of law. It …

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Report: GOP Firm Stiffs Maryland On $12M PPE Order

The Washington Post reports: The state of Maryland on Saturday terminated a $12.5 million contract for personal protective equipment with a firm started this spring by two well-connected Republican operatives. State officials said the company, Blue Flame Medical, failed to deliver masks and ventilators as promised and that the matter has been referred to Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh …

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Maryland Gov: Trump Spawned Hundreds Of Poison Control Calls, He Needs To Focus On The Facts [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: You may have seen Friday a warning from the state of Maryland that no, you should absolutely positively not ingest cleaning products. On ABC’s This Week Sunday, Governor Larry Hogan (R- MD) addressed that warning and criticized the president’s comments on disinfectants as seriously concerning. “We had hundreds of calls come into our emergency hotline at our health …

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MD Gov On Dealing With Trump: Don’t Poke The Bear

Politico reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan insisted Thursday that he has pulled no punches in advocating for states’ interests when dealing with President Donald Trump. But the chairman of the National Governors Association also acknowledged he has been careful not to “poke the bear” in the Oval Office amid the coronavirus pandemic. Hogan suggested he had opted to pursue a …

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Maryland And Virginia Issue “Stay At Home” Orders

Axios reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued stay-at-home orders on Monday, with exceptions for residents engaged in essential services, including health care and government functions. The states are the latest to announce policies to enforce social distancing, which have affected almost 250 million Americans. More than 1.5 billion people worldwide had been asked to stay …

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Maryland Man Jailed For 60-Person Bonfire Party

Washington DC’s NBC News affiliate reports: A Charles County, Maryland, man who threw a party at his house has unintentionally social-distanced himself from everyone after authorities say he was arrested for refusing to comply with the governor’s order against large gatherings. Shawn Marshall Myers, 41, was arrested Friday night after officers found about 60 people hanging out around a bonfire …

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MARYLAND: State Does Away With In-Person Voting

The Baltimore Sun reports: The Maryland Board of Elections is planning to do away with polling stations for the state’s already delayed primary. Voters would instead be required to mail in or drop off their ballots in an effort to limit coronavirus infections. If approved, the move would eliminate any need for Maryland’s more than 4 million registered voters to …

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MARYLAND: Governor Postpones Primary To June 2nd

The Baltimore Sun reports: Maryland will postpone its April 28 primary to June 2 because of the spreading coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Larry Hogan ordered Tuesday. The governor is issuing a proclamation Tuesday to move the date of the primary, which includes the Baltimore mayor’s race, U.S. House contests and the presidential primary. “I have two main priorities — keeping Marylanders …

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Haters Appeal Ruling On Maryland’s Ex-Gay Torture Ban

Via press release from hate group leader Mat Staver: Liberty Counsel has filed the Opening Brief asking the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse the district judge’s decision to dismiss the lawsuit seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction against Maryland’s harmful counseling ban. In Doyle v. Hogan, Liberty Counsel represents Christopher Doyle [photo], a licensed professional counselor in Virginia …

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MARYLAND: Special US House Primary Set For Feb. 4th

Via press release: Governor Larry Hogan today issued a proclamation ordering a special election to fill the 7th Congressional District vacancy created by the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD). State law requires that a primary election be held at least 65 days after the governor’s proclamation is issued, and a general election be held at least 65 days after …

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Third Republican Governor Backs Impeachment Inquiry

Politico reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan publicly expressed support for the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, joining a small but growing number of Republicans breaking from the party’s mostly unwavering support of the president. “I think we do need an inquiry because we have to get to the bottom of it,” Hogan said in a segment on PBS’ Firing …

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