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Governor's ex-chief of staff can remain free before trial

Oct. 22, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A federal magistrate determined Friday that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's former chief of staff can remain free before his trial on charges that he defrauded a state agency he led by inducing it to pay him nearly $280,000 in mostly severance pay before moving to the...

WVa officials welcome idea of adding Maryland counties

Oct. 22, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Top West Virginia officials on Friday said they would welcome three Maryland counties that inquired about becoming part of the Mountain State, even though the likelihood of the union is almost nonexistent. “We're absolutely standing here with...

Maryland attorney general announces he won't seek reelection

Oct. 21, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s attorney general announced Thursday that he will not seek another term. In a message to staff, Attorney General Brian Frosh, who has spent decades in public service, said the work in the attorney general’s office has been the most...

Maryland congressman says he prescribes ivermectin for COVID

Oct. 20, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland congressman who is a practicing anesthesiologist said on a radio show that he prescribed a medication typically used to treat parasites in livestock and humans as a treatment for COVID-19. Republican Rep. Andy Harris, who represents...

Gov. Hogan proposes $150M boost in public safety spending

Oct. 15, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan proposed a $150 million boost in public safety spending Friday. The Republican governor dubbed the plan the “Re-Fund The Police Initiative” and decried “an all-out assault on the entire law enforcement community”...

Former inmate compensated for his wrongful conviction

Oct. 10, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — Kirk Bloodsworth, who was exonerated nearly three decades ago after serving almost nine years in prison in Maryland, including two on death row, was awarded a little more than $400,000 by the state Board of Public Works on Wednesday as part of a new system to...

Maryland governor opens Koreatown in Ellicott City

Oct. 09, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has officially opened Koreatown in a Korean-American community in Ellicott City The governor was joined by first lady Yumi Hogan on Saturday for the event, as well as South Korea’s Ambassador to the United States Lee...

Maryland seeks consultant for new Baltimore treatment center

Oct. 09, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland officials have taken a step toward building a new mental illness and substance abuse treatment center for nonviolent offenders in Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun reports that the Maryland Department of General Services has issued a request for...

Hogan: Put surplus into Rainy Day Fund, tax relief

Oct. 08, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s governor wants to put away much of the state’s record $2.5 billion surplus and spend the rest on tax relief and helping Marylanders in need. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday that he wants to boost the Rainy Day Fund to at least...

Racial protests reckoning: Maryland police reform laws begin

Sep. 30, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Several new far-reaching laws aimed at increasing accountability in the investigations of police shootings and complaints against officers are taking effect this week in Maryland — a response to mass protests against racial injustice in policing that swept the...