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Maryland GOP governor wants more visas for foreign workers

Jan. 21, 2020 6:06 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Republican governor on Tuesday urged federal officials to allow more H-2B visas for foreign workers to help the state's $355 million seafood industry and seasonal employers. Gov. Larry Hogan made the request in a letter to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and...

Hogan returns nearly $63K in campaign contributions

Jan. 21, 2020 10:12 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has returned $62,950 in campaign contributions, according to his campaign finance report for this month. The contributions were returned July 30, days after the Maryland Democrats filed a complaint with the state elections board. The complaint accused dozens...

Three arrested in alleged assault on Baltimore policeman

Jan. 20, 2020 3:14 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities say three suspects have been arrested in connection with an assault on a Baltimore police officer. Officials say 20-year-old Donnell Burgess was arrested Sunday and charged with assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. A 17-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile...

Overtime pay rising in understaffed Maryland prison system

Jan. 18, 2020 11:33 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Overtime for Maryland prison workers has increased for yet another fiscal year amid what state lawmakers and union officials say is a staffing crisis. Overtime payments rose to almost $130 million in the 2019 fiscal year, up from $110 million the year before, The Baltimore Sun reported...

Maryland senator calls greenhouse gas plan 'truly vague'

Jan. 16, 2020 5:54 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A draft plan from Gov. Larry Hogan's administration to cut Maryland greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030 is “truly vague,” a leading state senator said Thursday over the administration's assertions that the plan was on track to meeting its goal. Sen. Paul...

Maryland governor proposes tax relief for retirees

Jan. 16, 2020 2:47 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland would cut state income taxes for retirees under a proposal announced Thursday by Gov. Larry Hogan. Hogan, a Republican, said his proposal would bring more than $1 billion in tax relief for retirees over five years. Maryland taxes have forced too many Marylanders to leave the...

Progressive Democrats propose tax package for education plan

Jan. 15, 2020 2:59 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A coalition of unions and progressive Maryland Democrats announced a package of tax measures on Wednesday to raise money for a plan to improve education in the state. Del. Julie Palakovich Carr, a Montgomery County Democrat, estimated the package of 10 measures could raise an...

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan outlines his budget proposal for the next fiscal year during a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 in Annapolis, Maryland. Hogan noted that his budget plan includes new money to fight violent crime. The Republican governor also highlighted education funding and plans to fully fund Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. Keiffer Mitchell, Hogan's chief legislative officer is standing left. David Brinkley, Hogan's budget chief, is standing right. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Hogan highlights crime-fighting and education in budget

Jan. 14, 2020 2:06 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan highlighted initiatives to fight violent crime in Baltimore, improve education statewide and protect the environment Tuesday in his budget plan for the next fiscal year. Hogan, a Republican, referenced a violent weekend in Maryland's largest city in calling...

Hogan announces $9M in tax credits for student loan debt

Jan. 13, 2020 1:57 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced the awarding of nearly $9 million in tax credits for Maryland residents with student loan debt.. The administration says there were 9,600 applicants who were eligible for the Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit. That includes 6,331 eligible...

3 toll lanes close for booth removal on Chesapeake Bridge

Jan. 13, 2020 12:17 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Construction to remove toll booths on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay Bridge has begun as the transportation department transitions to a cashless tolling system. The latest round of construction on the bridge began Sunday night and is expected to last through the end of June, according to a...