ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The chair of a Maryland budget panel says several hundred million dollars in added cuts have been made to the state budget to find more money for education and state employee pay.
Del. Maggie McIntosh told reporters Friday about changes the House Appropriations Committee has made to Gov. Larry Hogan's budget.
McIntosh says details will be discussed before the panel votes on budget legislation Friday.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Senate has passed a bill granting a clean slate to people convicted of certain non-violent crimes.
In a 46-0 vote, with one senator absent, lawmakers approved the Maryland Second Chance Act of 2015 on Friday.
The bill would allow people who have served their sentences— including probation and parole— and have maintained clean records for three years, to apply to have records related to non-violent misdemeanors made inaccessible to the public.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Senate committee is giving an unfavorable vote to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's bill to repeal stormwater management fees.
The bill was voted down Tuesday 6-4 by the Senate Committee on Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs, along with two other bills that proposed the repeal of the fees.
Sen. President Thomas V. Mike Miller also has proposed a bill that would end a state mandate for fees. On Tuesday he testified before the same Senate committee, touting the bill's bipartisan support and cooperation among counties and environmentalists.