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Hogan vetoes bill allowing felons to vote sooner
Hogan vetoes bill allowing felons to vote sooner

Gov. Larry Hogan took out his veto pen Friday, rejecting a bill that would allow felons to vote as soon as they leave prison rather than waiting to finish parole or probation. The veto, one of several announced by the governor's office, quickly drew a pledge from the legislation's sponsor to find the votes to override. "I just think Maryland should be more progressive," said Sen. Joan Carter Conway, a Baltimore Democrat. She said she needs to line up only a handful of additional votes in each chamber to override Hogan's veto when the General Assembly returns in January. In a letter to legislative leaders, Hogan said current law that makes felons wait to vote until...

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