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Hogan taking heat for Taney statue removal

Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to remove a controversial Confederate-era statue from the State House grounds has prompted a backlash within some facets of his Republican base.

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Miller says Maryland State House Trust vote lacked transparency

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller is criticizing the Maryland State House Trust for voting by email to remove the statue of Roger B. Taney from the State House lawn in Annapolis.

Miller says a public meeting should have been held instead.

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Roger Taney statue removed from Maryland State House grounds overnight

Under the cover of night, a work crew removed the statue of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, taking down the author of the infamous Dred Scott decision from his 145-year prominent perch in Annapolis.

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Maryland State House Trust votes to remove Taney statue

A key state panel voted Wednesday to remove a statue of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney from the grounds of the State House in Annapolis.

In a vote taken by e-mail, three members of the four-member State House Trust voted in favor of removing the statue of Taney, a Marylander who was the author of the infamous Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and said black Americans could not become citizens.

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Rawlings-Blake responds to Pugh criticism over Confederate monuments

After overseeing the removal of four Confederate monuments in Baltimore, Mayor Catherine Pugh again expressed frustration her predecessor, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, did not resolve the issue herself before leaving office.

“The previous mayor did a study completed in January 2016,” Pugh said Wednesday, after crews worked overnight to take down the statues.

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Hogan: Trump 'made a terrible mistake' in Charlottesville comments

Gov. Larry Hogan criticized President Donald J. Trump’s comments on the conflict between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., when the president blamed both sides for the violence.

“I think he made a terrible mistake,” Hogan told reporters in Annapolis after a Board of Public Works meeting Wednesday.

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