Category Archives: Local Stories

State Roundup, January 19, 2017

State Roundup, January 19, 2017

HOGAN BUDGET: Faced with a half-billion-dollar budget gap, Gov. Larry Hogan is proposing to roll back several programs enacted to help Baltimore recover from the riots of 2015 and to freeze pay for state workers, the Sun’s Erin Cox reports. The Republican governor would also downsize a major state prison in Hagerstown, delay money for…Read More

Pugh Promises Baltimore Police $3 Million to Pay for 100 Additional Patrol Officers

Pugh Promises Baltimore Police $3 Million to Pay for 100 Additional Patrol Officers

Mayor Catherine Pugh will provide the police department with $3 million to hire 100 additional officers to patrol Baltimore’s streets. “Although Baltimore is the eighth largest department in the country, the mayor has been very clear about her desire to address the staffing concerns at the Baltimore Police Department,” Pugh spokesman Anthony McCarthy told The…Read More

Rep. Jamie Raskin Becomes Second Maryland Congressman to Sit Out Donald Trump’s Inauguration

Rep. Jamie Raskin Becomes Second Maryland Congressman to Sit Out Donald Trump’s Inauguration

A second Democrat in Maryland’s congressional delegation said Tuesday that he will skip President-elect Donald Trump‘s inauguration, adding that he could not stomach the Republican’s “relentless trafficking in bigotry, misogyny and fear.” Freshman Rep. Jamie Raskin of Montgomery County, who represents the state’s 8th Congressional District, announced his decision just days after saying in an…Read More

State Police Audit Finds Potential Savings If More Civilians Were Hired

State Police Audit Finds Potential Savings If More Civilians Were Hired

By Dan Menefee For MarylandReporter.com Maryland taxpayers could save $11 million annually if 127 of the current 1,426 uniformed positions in the Maryland State Police were replaced with civilian employees, according to a report released by the Office of Legislative Audits. The audit found the positions were not involved in daily law enforcement activities. The…Read More

Amazon Plans to Open Large Distribution Center in Cecil County

Amazon Plans to Open Large Distribution Center in Cecil County

Amazon announced plans Tuesday night to open a 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center in Cecil County that would create 700 jobs. The online retail giant now employs more than 3,000 workers at its distribution and sorting centers in Baltimore. READ MORE HERE: http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-amazon-warehouse-cecil-20170117-story.htmlRead More

UNSUSTAINABLE Wage Hike Will Deter Growth in Montgomery County

UNSUSTAINABLE Wage Hike Will Deter Growth in Montgomery County

UNSUSTAINABLE WAGE HIKE WILL DETER GROWTH IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY UNSUSTAINABLE WAGE HIKE WILL DETER GROWTH IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ROCKVILLE, MD (January 17, 2017): In response to the Montgomery County Council passing $15 an hour minimum wage, the following statement may be attributed to Mike O’Halloran, Maryland State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business…Read More

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Responsibly Holds the Line on Spending, Provides Record Investment in Education, Allocates $1 Billion in Reserves   ANNAPOLIS, MD – Following a bipartisan briefing for the fiscal leaders of the Maryland General Assembly, Governor Larry Hogan announced major items in the administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget, which will…Read More

Queen Anne’s County Deputy Hogan Returns Home After Shooting

Queen Anne’s County Deputy Hogan Returns Home After Shooting

An Eastern Shore deputy who was shot in an exchange of gunfire last month in Chestertown has returned home, his department said. Deputy First Class Warren Scott Hogan returned home Monday, according to a Facebook post from Queen Anne’s County Sheriff Gary Hofmann. The department also posted a photo of DFC Hogan with family, friends…Read More

BALTIMORE SUN: Black, Female and in Charge of Baltimore

BALTIMORE SUN: Black, Female and in Charge of Baltimore

Only a dozen black women have served as mayor of a major American city. Baltimore has elected three in a row. Sheila Dixon, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and now Catherine E. Pugh are products of a system that has developed an unusual concentration of female leaders. The pipeline starts at neighborhood association meetings, community cleanups and PTA…Read More