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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Lawrence Hogan Sr., a former Maryland congressman and father of Gov. Larry Hogan, has died at age 88.

His death was confirmed by Governor Hogan's spokesman Doug Mayer.

The Republican served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1969 to 1975. He represented Maryland's 5th congressional district, which included Prince George's and Charles counties near Washington. In 1974, Hogan became the only Republican on the House Judiciary Committee to support all three articles of impeachment against then-President Richard Nixon.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed a number of bills that aim to make it easier to prosecute rape cases and protect victims.

The governor signed 211 bills into law Tuesday during a ceremony at the state house. Among them was one that's become known as the "no means no" bill. The Baltimore Sun reports it eliminates the requirement that victims prove they tried to physically resist their assailants.

Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach praised the growth that the institution has seen since the year 2-thousand.

She noted that enrollment has risen from around 64-hundred students to just over 87-hundred.

In addition, she noted that minority and nonresident alien students she said has jumped by 227 percent over the last 17 years.

But, she added, the university needed to make a greater effort to bring more diversity to the campus.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Democratic Party is complaining about a fundraising email for Gov. Larry Hogan sent during the legislative session, but Hogan's campaign treasurer says the complaint is "baseless."

Interim party chair Kathleen Matthews has filed a complaint with the elections board.

She writes that an April 2 email forwarded to the party was sent by Maryland Insurance Commissioner Alfred Redmer, a Hogan appointee. The email is an invitation "to play a leadership role" for a July fundraiser.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has signed an ethics reform bill in the aftermath of ethics and criminal investigations of state lawmakers.

The Republican governor called it "the first meaningful ethics reform in 15 years" during a bill signing ceremony Tuesday, where he penned more than 100 bills.

The bill more carefully describes the definition of a conflict of interest. It also expands disclosure requirements for state officials.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers are putting the finishing touches on a legislative session that has been full of measures aimed at countering President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress.

The Democrat-led legislature, which adjourns at midnight Monday, has passed legislation aimed at protecting health care from cuts in Washington.

It also has empowered the attorney general to sue the federal government without the governor's permission. And the attorney general will get an extra $1 million a year in future budgets to help pay expenses to do that.

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The Maryland legislature has voted to allow craft breweries to sell more beer.

On a vote 119 to 15 lawmakers sent Governor Larry Hogan a bill on Saturday that would increase the annual allowable output from 500 barrels a year to 2-thousand.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the measure also allows the breweries to buy another 1-thousand barrels annual from distributors for sale in their taprooms.

The bill also allows them to keep their current hours of operation which had been threatened earlier in the session.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers have approved a measure tightening state ethics laws.

Gov. Larry Hogan, who proposed the bill, praised the legislature on Saturday for working in a bipartisan fashion. The Republican governor says he looks forward to signing the bill.

The measure increases financial disclosure requirements for state elected officials, state public officials and lobbyists. It also expands the definition of a conflict of interest.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A measure to require Maryland's five largest electric utilities to provide customers with energy-efficiency programs and services to cut energy consumption by 2 percent a year has been enacted.

It's one of 15 bills that went into law Thursday, after Gov. Larry Hogan decided not to veto or sign them before a midnight deadline.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland General Assembly has overridden Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of Maryland's blueprint for identifying and assisting struggling schools.

The Senate voted 32-15 Thursday for the override. The House voted 90-50 for it earlier in the day

Supporters say the bill takes a creative approach to provide a big-picture view of how schools succeed and protects public schools from privatization.

Hogan and other Republicans who oppose the bill say it's too lax on academic performance standards and makes it difficult to fix struggling schools.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland has become the first state to enact legislation to mitigate any federal cuts to Planned Parenthood.

The measure was enacted Thursday after Gov. Larry Hogan decided not to veto the bill. Like 14 other bills, it went into effect after a midnight deadline without the Republican governor's signature. The Democrat-led Legislature passed the bill with enough votes to override a veto.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland General Assembly has voted to require five paid sick leave days at businesses with 15 or more employees.

The House voted 87-53 on Wednesday to agree with changes made by the Senate.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Supporters of a plan approved by Maryland lawmakers to identify and assist struggling schools in Maryland are speaking out against Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of the measure.

Lawmakers and representatives of the state's teachers union are gathering Thursday morning in Annapolis.

The Republican governor vetoed the bill on Wednesday. He says it's too lax on academic performance standards, caves in to special interests and makes it "nearly impossible" for the state to fix struggling schools.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A moratorium on fishing for cownose rays has been passed by the Maryland General Assembly.

The legislature voted Wednesday to send the bill to Gov. Larry Hogan.

It creates a moratorium on contests that involve killing the rays until July 1, 2019. It also requires the Department of Natural Resources to prepare a fisheries management plan by Dec. 31, 2018.

The Humane Society of the United States has condemned the contests. The organization is calling the bill a major step in protecting Chesapeake Bay wildlife.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has signed a bill to ban the hydraulic fracturing drilling process known as fracking in Maryland.

The Republican governor signed the measure Tuesday about a week after the bill was passed by the Democrat-controlled legislature.

Fracking for oil and gas isn't being done in Maryland now, but a moratorium was set to end in October.

Fracking opponents cited health and environmental concerns. The technique forces pressurized water and chemicals underground to break up the rock and release the gas.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate has sent its bill on requiring paid sick leave over to the House of Delegates.

The Senate voted 29-18 for the measure. That's a crucial vote, because 29 are how many votes the Senate would need to override a veto from Gov. Larry Hogan, who opposes the bill.

The measure as approved by the Senate doesn't go quite as far as the House initially intended.

For one thing, it would require five paid sick days instead of seven for Maryland businesses with 15 or more employees.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has signed a measure to allocate $28 million in additional school funding, including $23.7 million for Baltimore city.

Hogan signed the bill on Monday morning at a ceremony with Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh standing behind him in Annapolis.

The money goes to Baltimore city and 10 Maryland counties that have lost funding in the state's school funding formula due to declining enrollment.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has withdrawn the nomination of Dennis Schrader to be Maryland's health secretary without a Senate confirmation vote with a week left in the state's legislative session, but he plans to keep him on the job.

Doug Mayer, Hogan's spokesman, confirmed Monday the nomination has been withdrawn.

Mayer says Schrader will continue to serve in the position and will be reappointed to the post, with the hope that he can receive a confirmation vote by the Senate next year.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A measure to create a commission to monitor federal actions that could affect health care in Maryland has cleared the General Assembly.
 
The Senate voted 32-14 on Wednesday for the bill, sending it to Gov. Larry Hogan.
 
The measure forms a commission to monitor federal actions and provide recommendations to protect access to affordable health coverage. The commission would submit a report on its findings and recommendations at the end of each year.
 

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland General Assembly has given final approval to the state's $43.5 billion budget for the next fiscal year.

Lawmakers voted Tuesday for an agreement reached between House and Senate negotiators, who worked out differences between the two chambers in the budget legislation.

Sen. Edward Kasemeyer says negotiators had to make extra cuts in order build up a general fund balance of about $100 million. That's after the Republican Gov. Larry Hogan submitted two supplemental budgets, which the Baltimore County Democrat described as "welcomed."

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland House panel has voted against Gov. Larry Hogan's congressional redistricting reform bill, but a Senate committee has passed a bill to create a mid-Atlantic compact for drawing congressional district lines.

The Republican governor's bill, which was voted down Monday, would have put congressional and state legislative redistricting in the hands of an independent board in Maryland to take the politics out of the process of drawing districts.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Four of Maryland's U.S. House members are criticizing Republican Gov. Larry Hogan for not speaking out against the GOP health care bill in Washington.

Reps. Steny Hoyer, Elijah Cummings, John Sarbanes and Jamie Raskin gathered in front of the governor's residence on Monday to criticize Hogan for not joining four GOP governors who've made their own proposal about how to overhaul Medicaid for low-income people.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland House of Delegates has passed the state's $43.5 billion budget.
    
The House voted 135-6 for the measure Thursday. The bill now goes to the Senate.
    
The House also voted 112-29 for a companion bill that is working in tandem with the budget legislation to balance the state's books.
    
The measures passed with little debate, but lawmakers have expressed concerns about how changes in the federal government could affect the state's workforce and budget.
    

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate has passed a measure to require paid sick leave for businesses that have 15 or more employees.

The Senate voted 29-18 for the bill on Thursday.

The vote is significant, because the Senate would need 29 votes to override a veto from Gov. Larry Hogan, who said Wednesday he would veto the bill in its current form.

All of the senators who supported the bill were Democrats. Four Democrats joined 14 Republicans to vote against it.

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is hailing legislation that would delay the scoring and ranking of road projects saying that it would prevent the cancelation of 66 projects.

Maryland lawmakers agreed to delay implementation for two years – that is just beyond next year’s gubernatorial election.

Hogan had wanted full repeal of the measure.

The governor had said that the scoring system would have favored projects in just a few urban counties.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan says he would veto a bill requiring businesses with 15 or more employees to provide paid sick leave.

The Republican governor announced his intention during a news conference Wednesday

He says either a bill passed by the House or a measure nearing a vote in the Senate would be "dead on arrival." Hogan has his own proposal that would provide for paid sick leave for businesses with 50 or more employees. It hasn't moved forward.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - An alternative headline on Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's Facebook page has been littered by "road kill."

The governor's page altered a headline Tuesday from The Baltimore Sun and changed it back to the newspaper's original one after a couple of hours.

The headline referred to a bill before lawmakers that has been contentious for the Republican governor and the Democrat-controlled legislature. Hogan has derisively called the measure the "road kill bill," because he says it will end up blocking projects.

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As the rain and snow descend on Delmarva some 30-thousand residents are now without power in New Castle County.

Some of those outages are not expected to be restored until this afternoon.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the storm may be less than predicted.

Forecasters are now saying there could be from 1 to 3 inches instead of predicted 8 to 12 inches.

Roads were reported to be pretty clear with the sleet and rain washing away the snow.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland Senate panel has rejected Gov. Larry Hogan's nominee to head the Maryland Department of Planning.

The Senate Executive Nominations Committee voted 11-6 Monday against the appointment of Wendi Peters.

Democrats who control the panel say they felt she was unqualified for the Cabinet post. 

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate is scheduled to vote on a measure to allow workers at companies with 15 or more employees to earn paid sick leave.

The Senate is set to vote on the bill Tuesday.

The Senate measure would enable employees to earn up to five paid sick days a year. The House of Delegates already has passed a bill to enable employees to earn up to seven paid sick days a year.

The two chambers will have to work out differences between the two measures to pass a bill this year before session ends April 10.

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