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Hogan proposes Maryland government ethics reforms

Hogan proposes Maryland government ethics reforms

Following allegations of ethical lapses by state lawmakers, Gov. Larry Hogan proposed a broad package of reforms Thursday, saying, "We cannot allow a culture of corruption to take root."

Standing on the steps of the State House, Hogan announced legislation that would more clearly prohibit members of the General Assembly from voting on bills that would help them financially and give the state ethics commission oversight of legislators accused of missteps.

Hogan also proposed making former state employees wait a year before taking a job as a lobbyist, reforming how local liquor board appointments are made and forcing the House of Delegates and state Senate to broadcast...