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Hogan, Franchot to make 'major announcement' on school starting date

The state's two most powerful and prominent advocates for pushing the first day of school to after Labor Day have scheduled a joint "major announcement" for Wednesday about the start date for Maryland's public schools.

Republican Gov.

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Kathy Szeliga, Chris Van Hollen at odds over Senate debates

The two leading candidates for Maryland's open Senate seat appear to be at an impasse in their negotiation over a debate schedule, with Republican Kathy Szeliga's campaign preparing to accept debate invitations unilaterally.

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Baltimore will vote on affordable housing trust fund in November

A proposal to amend the Baltimore city charter to set up a trust fund for low and extremely low income households will appear on the general election ballot in November, after an affordable housing advocacy group submitted more than 18,100 signatures in support of it.

The Baltimore City Board of Elections confirmed Monday the proposal received enough signatures to appear on city voters' ballots.

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Stokes postpones work session on Port Covington tax deal

City Councilman Carl Stokes, who chairs the committee vetting a tax deal for the Port Covington development, postponed a Monday work session on the project.

The next public work session will be Thursday, Sept. 8, at 5 p.m. at the War Memorial Building in downtown Baltimore.

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Candidates in Baltimore City Council race file suit to try to keep opponent off ballot

In Baltimore's 12th District, there's a legal fight going on over which candidates will be on the ballot for November's general election for City Council.

Democrat Robert Stokes and Green Party candidate Ian Schlakman were already on the ballot following victories in their party primaries this spring. But two unaffiliated candidates — Frank W.

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Former Hogan cabinet secretary had state employees help with course work, records show

A member of Gov. Larry Hogan's Cabinet who abruptly left her job last month had assigned state employees to help prepare course work for her master's degree studies, state records show.

In announcing the resignation of C. Gail Bassette, secretary of the Department of General Services, the governor's office said Bassette was taking a senior executive position in the private sector.

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