ANNAPOLIS — Maryland could be the first state to ban foam food containers statewide, but it would mean taking legislation where it’s never gone before.
BETHESDA, MD — A bill that could change the way Montgomery County residents vote in local elections is being considered in the Maryland legislature.
In his press conference, Hogan cited Democratic politicians who he said previously supported the mandate to start school after labor day.
Gov. Larry Hogan held a press conference Thursday, pushing back against Maryland Senate Democrats, who started a debate on overturning the mandate that requires schools to begin the academic year after Labor Day. In 2017, Hogan’s executive order to start …Continue Reading
Lawmakers in Annapolis on Thursday had their first opportunity to be formally briefed and to ask questions about the major education policy and funding report recently finalized by the Kirwan Commission, a state education commission chaired by William Kirwan.
A bill that would give the Montgomery County Council the authority to change its voting system to an alternative “ranked choice” method has cleared its first hurdle in the Maryland legislature.
Hogan said the legislation to overturn the post-Labor Day school year start passes, he’d bring forth legislation that would bring the decisions back to Marylanders to make the decision, by putting the issue forward as a referendum.
The state Senate has already begun debate about introducing legislation that would overturn Governor Hogan’s mandate. Nancy King, who represents Montgomery County, is one of the sponsors of the bill.
RANKED-CHOICE voting, which allows voters to list candidates in order of preference rather than vote for just one, has seen a surge in use in recent years. Last year, the number of jurisdictions acting to adopt this form of voting …Continue Reading
Lawmakers in Annapolis, Md., announced legislation on Wednesday that will help Maryland as they transition to “Next Generation 911.”