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The FBI says that Maryland elections officials should be concerned about a company called Bytegrid LLC.

The company manages part of the state’s voting system.

WBOC reports that federal officials say a Russian investor with ties to Moscow is a part owner of the company.

Governor Larry Hogan has asked Homeland Security for help in looking into the system’s security to make sure election returns and voter information have not been compromised.

A statement from the company said that their investors play no role in its operations.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland's health care exchange has announced hearings for public comment on regulations to create a reinsurance program for the individual health insurance market.

The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange has scheduled four hearings. One of them is scheduled for July 26.  The other three are set for next month.

The state's reinsurance program will aim to keep consumer costs down and bring greater certainty to Maryland's individual insurance market.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Flags are being lowered in Maryland to honor a police officer who died in the line of duty.

State officials announced Wednesday that Gov.  Larry Hogan has ordered the United States and Maryland flags be lowered in honor of Lt. Milton Roach of the Spring Grove Hospital Center Police Department. Officials say Roach died July 4.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed a contract with the federal government to enact the state's unique all-payer health care model.

Hogan signed the five-year contract Monday with Seema Verma, who is the administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Overall, the model aims to provide incentives in the state's health care system to emphasize the quality of care over the quantity of care and focus on value rather than volume.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The head of information technology for Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration isn't with the agency anymore after a programming error that meant thousands of primary voters had to cast provisional ballots.

Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday during an interview with WTOP-FM that "the person in charge of all IT for the MVA is no longer working there."

A spokeswoman for the agency declined Thursday to discuss the case, saying officials don't talk publicly about personnel matters.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Former Vice President Joe Biden urged Maryland Democrats to unite and end intra-party fighting ahead of this year's general elections.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Biden spoke to at a Camden Yards fundraiser Saturday evening.

The event raised money for Ben Jealous, who won the Maryland Democratic nomination for governor on Tuesday. The former NAACP president beat Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker in a crowded primary.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Ben Jealous says he's ready to climb what some describe as the state's political Mount Everest: Defeating Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

It just might be that tall a task, even for a Democrat in a blue state where Republicans are outnumbered 2-1. That's because Democrats throughout the state like Hogan.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland voters are choosing candidates Tuesday for all 188 state legislative seats, governor and members of Congress.

The Democratic primary for governor is one of the major races. Polls show Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and former NAACP President Ben Jealous in a tight race in a crowded primary. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is unchallenged for his party's nomination.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan is asking for a presidential disaster declaration following a severe storm and flooding that hit the Baltimore area last month, devastating Ellicott City.

The governor announced the request Monday in a news release, which also said his earlier request for a disaster declaration for Frederick and Washington counties had been granted.

Those western Maryland counties were hit by flooding in mid-May.

The most recent request covers Baltimore County, Baltimore city and Howard County.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland Senate panel will hold a hearing next month into a Motor Vehicle Administration error that may have resulted in thousands of people not being properly registered to vote in Tuesday's primary.

Sen. Joan Carter Conway said Sunday the error "may impact the outcome of close races." Conway also is criticizing Gov. Larry Hogan's administration "for this mess."

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