Some federal employees — including those still on the job but not getting paid — have found they’re having to scrape together money for essential goods. Now, many who never thought they’d have to are applying for unemployment benefits.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan did not affirm that he will run for national office in 2020, but he is positive on the odds of sports gambling coming to the state.
The competing rally and forum is organized by the Independent Women’s Forum, which program director Julie Gunlock describes as a “conservative, libertarian, free-market” organization.
They came professionally dressed, some with bulging portfolios, others with the simple color-coded folders. And they were all looking for one thing: a job to fill as they wait for the partial government shutdown to end.
Standing with representatives from unions who do everything from inspecting aircraft to performing security checks, Cardin, a Democrat from Maryland, said “the mission that the people behind me carry out to make sure that we keep air traffic as safe as possible is being compromised by this partial shutdown.”
Instead of hearing the clerk call out “Mr. Speaker” in the House, delegates heard the clerk punctuate the morning’s business with the title “Madam Speaker.” Inside the Senate, it was “Madam President” who was addressed by the clerk.
The 76-year-old Democrat, who’s entering his 33rd year as state Senate president, made clear he’d work as long as his health would allow. He’s the longest-serving state Senate president ever in Maryland and in the nation.
On the first day of the Maryland General Assembly, lawmakers got busy pitching ideas, including how to tackle big-ticket items such as education.
Maryland’s 90-day General Assembly session started with a new crop of freshmen lawmakers — 17 senators and 44 delegates — and a wide range of issues listed as priorities.
The president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, said the region’s record rainfall had a lot to do with the downgraded rating: “The record-breaking rainfall just brought too much pollution into the bay this year.”
The Supreme Court will also hear a North Carolina redistricting case. The two cases involve allegations that congressional districts were drawn in ways to give one party an advantage over the other.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday the designation of 149 struggling neighborhoods where federal dollars would be used to encourage investment in job creation, to be called “opportunity zones.”
Anthony Strong, 51, admitted to a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge in October to killing his fiancee in November 2017 during an argument over money.
Maryland lawmakers say they hope to tackle a range of topics in this year’s session, including banning so-called “ghost guns,” criminal justice reform, legalizing marijuana and extending harassment laws to more employees.
Columbia Gas, owned by TransCanada, hopes to build a 3-mile long distribution line near Hancock to allow natural gas to be carried from Pennsylvania to West Virginia. Opponents worry the pipeline could threaten waterways and wetlands in the proposed right of way.
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