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Some in GOP begin testing party's lockstep loyalty to Trump

Jan. 15, 2022 23:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump stepped up his election-year effort to dominate the Republican Party, holding a rally in Arizona on Saturday in which he castigated anyone who dares to question his lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, including the state’s GOP...

June trial date set for former aide to Maryland governor

Jan. 15, 2022 15:13 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A former top aide to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to go on trial in June on charges of misconduct in office and illegally recording conversations. The Baltimore Sun reports that Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Stacy McCormack set Roy...

Governors turn to budgets to guard against climate change

Jan. 15, 2022 11:37 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Their state budgets flush with cash, Democratic and Republican governors alike want to spend some of the windfall on projects aimed at slowing climate change and guarding against its consequences, from floods and wildfires to dirty air. Democratic...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 15, 2022 10:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. surgeon general; Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Clyburn; Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation" — National security...

Maryland lawmaker: Officials misled on ransomware attack

Jan. 13, 2022 18:25 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A leading Maryland lawmaker said Thursday that top legislators were misled about the seriousness of a cyberattack on the state health department. Sen. Paul Pinsky criticized Maryland Chief Information Security Officer Chip Stewart during a hearing on...

Maryland to open more testing sites; distribute 20M masks

Jan. 13, 2022 16:12 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is opening six new hospital-based COVID-19 testing sites, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday. Hogan made the announcement at one of the new locations at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health in Easton. The new locations are on...

Climate change, legal cannabis, budget on legislative agenda

Jan. 12, 2022 16:48 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers gathered on Wednesday for the start of their 90-day legislative session with an unprecedented budget surplus, as they also prepared to debate high-profile issues such as the legalization of recreational marijuana and climate change. ...

Maryland governor proposes $4.6 billion tax relief package

Jan. 11, 2022 17:31 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan proposed a major tax-relief package on Tuesday for the upcoming legislative session, but much of what the Republican is supporting has stalled in the General Assembly in recent years. Hogan said it would deliver more than $4.6...

GOP steps up bid to persuade Hogan to run for Senate in Md.

Jan. 11, 2022 16:46 PM EST

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans are stepping up a personal campaign to persuade Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to run for the Senate and help the party's chances of regaining control of the chamber. The recruitment effort has included McConnell's wife,...

Budget surplus, pot, virus, climate, top issues in Maryland

Jan. 10, 2022 14:38 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers will be gathering for their annual 90-day legislative session this week with an enormous budget surplus, while legalizing recreational marijuana, battling COVID-19 and measures to address climate change will be among the major issues before them in an...