HOGAN ASKED TO SPEAK ON GRUMMAN GRANT: Maryland’s top legislative leaders want to hear directly from Gov. Larry Hogan (R) before deciding the fate of a $20 million grant to defense giant Northrop Grumman that has become mired in an unrelated spending fight, reports Josh Hicks in the Post. But Hogan spokesman Doug Mayer said the governor has “no interest in attending a meeting to discuss an issue that was unanimously approved by both the Senate and the House six months ago.”
Senate President Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch laid out the request Tuesday in a letter to Hogan, inviting him to appear before the Legislative Policy Committee and agreeing in exchange to schedule long-delayed votes on the loan for Northrop, Erin Cox reports for the Sun.
RX POT MAY FACE MORE DELAY: The head of the state’s medical marijuana commission said Tuesday the panel has not ruled out further delay to the program to ensure racial diversity among cannabis business owners, reports the Sun’s Erin Cox. “Nothing is off the table,” Maryland Cannabis Commission chairman Paul Davies said after meeting with Attorney General Brian Frosh Tuesday afternoon.