Politics

Marks appoints former Delegate to Council Restructuring Study

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Wednesday announced that he will appoint former Delegate John W.E. Cluster, Jr., to the task force examining the structure of the Baltimore County Council. The Council created the task force at its October 16th legislative session.   Some activists have complained that the Council size does not reflect the county’s population and diversity.  The …


Crime, Police/Fire, Politics

Governor Hogan vetoes sanctuary state legislation

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday issued vetoes of four legislative measures: HB 16, sanctuary state legislation that would impede local law enforcement’s ability to cooperate with federal law enforcement. HB 23, legislation that would impede law enforcement’s ability to conduct investigations. SB 420, legislation to legalize the possession and distribution of heroin paraphernalia. SB 202, legislation removing governors from …


Governor Hogan vetoes bill that would eliminate life sentences without parole for juveniles

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced actions on legislation passed by the General Assembly during the 2021 legislative session. The governor has vetoed SB494 – Juveniles Convicted as Adults – Sentencing – Limitations and Reductions. Governor Hogan issued the following statement on the matter: “Our administration has consistently demonstrated a historic commitment to criminal justice reform. In 2016, we passed …