State Roundup, June 29, 2016

HOGAN SEEKS LOCALS SUPPORT: Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday night that he plans to continue to fight the Democratic-controlled legislature over the funding oftransportation road projects and enlisted the help of local elected officials to join him, writes Ovetta Wiggins in the Post. During a 10-minute address before a crowd of about 700 people attending a dinner at the Maryland Municipal League Convention in Ocean City, Hogan said “we cannot and will not let” the General Assembly hinder road and bridge repairs.

REGS FOR RX POT LICENSEES: State regulators gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a revised plan for scrutinizing the financial histories of those seeking licenses to grow and dispense medical marijuana. After hearing concern from industry members earlier this month, the policy committee of the medical cannabis commission scrapped a proposal that would have required detailed financial data from businesses and, potentially, each of their employees, Daniel Leaderman writes in the Daily Record.