HOGAN KILLS 72 EXEC ORDERS: Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday got rid of 72 executive orders issued by seven of his predecessors — by signing an executive order of his own, reports Ovetta Wiggins in the Post. Hogan said the move to rescind dozens of actions taken by previous governors, including orders that created state panels to look at issues including homelessness, transportation and cancer research, is part of an ongoing effort to streamline the bureaucracy in Annapolis and throughout the state.
HARRIS ON SCHOOL BATHROOMS: U.S. Rep. Andy Harris is encouraging local school districts to ignore Obama administration guidance requiring them to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that fit their gender identity — even as a growing number of schools in the state are embracing the idea, report John Fritze and Liz Bowie in the Sun. No schools have said they will ignore the guidance.
HOGAN’S VETOES: Will Gov. Larry Hogan have any luck the second time around? Bryan Sears of the Daily Record reports that the decision by Hogan to veto five bills Friday may end up reprising the same scenario as last year, when the Democratic majority in the legislature successfully made veto overrides one of the first orders of business in a new legislative session.