- Among the nine bills are provisions that would overhaul the disciplinary process for police officers accused of wrongdoing, scrap decades-old job protections that critics claim protect bad cops and create a legal duty for officers to report misconduct within their ranks.
- Federal Election Commission reports show Republican Kim Klacik paid more than $4 million to GOP-oriented digital advertising and media companies to elevate her profile.
- The leaders of Baltimore City and Prince George's County, Maryland’s two largest majority-Black jurisdictions, on Wednesday urged the state to do a better job distributing vaccines in an equitable way.
- Baltimore’s spending board delayed decisions on two city towing contracts Wednesday amid objections from attorneys for two vendors who claimed their clients were unfairly maligned by the city’s inspector general.
- Legislation in Maryland could allow senior athletes at public high schools to play sports the year after they graduate, to make up for the challenges and unusual circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Anne Arundel County Auditor Susan Smith will retire effective April 1, about a month before the introduction of the Fiscal Year 2022 budget.
In a Feb 4. special election, voters in Baltimore city, Baltimore County and Howard County will vote to replace the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings for the 7th Congressional District seat.
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- Frank Brooks Coakley, a pioneering Black manager of the old Maryland National Bank’s Mondawmin branch who became a homeownership specialist for Baltimore and Maryland, died of cancer Feb. 23 at Gilchrist Care Towson. He was 78.
- Kushner Cos., the real estate firm that had been led by former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, is selling about half its Baltimore area apartment complexes, including two that sold Thursday for $69.3 million.
- Dr. Robert Redfield will advise Gov. Larry Hogan on a range of public health matters, including the COVID vaccine rollout, the spread of more contagious coronavirus variants and how to safely reopen the state.
- R. David Harden, a Washington consultant who spent years overseas with the U.S. Agency for International Development, is the latest Democrat to announce he will run next year against U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, the sixth-term Republican from Baltimore County.
- People who show up to Maryland’s mass coronavirus vaccination clinics will not be turned away for lack of documentation or proof of eligibility — a possible benefit for some of the state’s most at-risk residents, but also for those exploiting the system, medical ethicists, logistics experts and lawmakers say.
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- John Sarbanes did not go to Congress to write a bill that could be the biggest overhaul of the U.S. election law in decades.
- A host of Anne Arundel County residents and stakeholders came before the Anne Arundel County Council Monday night to voice priorities for the General Development Plan, which will be debated by the council over the next two months.Residents and activists and lobbyists alike questioned Plan 2040′s implementation order, warned against being overly prescriptive, and called for amendments. The council voted to hold the bill to allow for more time to work on the bill and more public hearings.
- A bill that would have allowed Baltimore County voters to decide whether to impose three-term limits on County Council members failed to get the five votes needed for passage.
- The Penthouse Club in Baltimore wants a judge to lift the city's ban on adult entertainment, saying it infringes on the right to freedom of speech..
- Under bills introduced by Sen. Cory V. McCray and Del. Melissa R. Wells, a city charter amendment on local control over police could go before Baltimore voters as soon as 2022.
- Former President Donald Trump's CPAC speech showed he has not gained an ounce of humility from his defeat or the death of five people in connection with an insurrection on Jan. 6 that he instigated. This was Mr. Trump in rally mode as reckless with the truth and, therefore, as dangerous as ever to democracy.
- The House of Delegates voted to approve the bill with a 91-44 vote, largely along party lines, with Democrats in favor. It followed a 32-15 vote in the state Senate last week.
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- The Maryland Transit Administration launched a vaccine clinic Friday for its employees, and the state plans to set aside 500 vaccines per week for MTA employees.
- The employee, Kimberly Kubas, worked for 13 years at Rockwell Fitness, the Severna Park gym co-owned by Del. Brian Chisholm, R-Pasadena, and Sid Saab, R-Crownsville. Chisholm and Saab bought the gym in September 2018.
- Halfway through the General Assembly session, Maryland lawmakers are still working out how, exactly, to set up a new sports gambling industry in the state.
- Halfway through a legislative session unlike any other, Anne Arundel County lawmakers have managed to push their bills forward from behind masks; in crackly Zoom hearings; in split and socially distanced House floor sessions, or from behind protective plexiglass phone booths in the Senate.
- Baltimore NAACP chapter leaders have asked for a meeting with city Inspector General Isabel Mercedes Cumming and her staff.