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House Republicans Urge Governor to Protect SCOTUS Justices

July 14, 2022The Honorable Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr.Governor of MarylandState HouseAnnapolis, MD 21401 Dear Governor Hogan:We write with great concern for the safety of the United States Supreme Court Justices who reside in Maryland. As you are aware, recent decisions by the Supreme Court have sparked protests around the county, including at the homes of […]

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House Republicans Issue Statement on Suspension of “Good and Substantial Reason” Standard for Wear and Carry Permits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2022 Contact: Carrie Simons-Sparrow, 410-841-3401 House Republicans Issue Statement on Suspension of “Good and Substantial Reason” Standard for Wear and Carry Permits Annapolis – The House Republican Caucus issued the following statement in response to Governor Hogan’s direction to the Maryland State Police to suspend the “good and substantial reason” […]

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LRAC Legislative Map Passed by MD House of Delegates

Maryland Matters, January 27th, 2022, by Bennett Leckrone “Maryland lawmakers finalized the state’s next set of delegate and senatorial districts Thursday, although the new map is certain to face legal challenges in the coming weeks. The House of Delegates voted 95-42 Thursday afternoon to finalize new district contours drawn by the Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission, […]

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General Assembly Overrides Hogan’s Veto of Congressional Redistricting Plan

Maryland Matters, December 9th, 2021 – by Bennett Leckrone “the General Assembly swiftly overrode Hogan’s veto, roughly an hour and a half after he announced it. The House voted 96-41 in favor of an override, the Senate supported the move 32-14.” Read more: https://www.marylandmatters.org/2021/12/09/general-assembly-overrides-hogans-veto-of-congressional-redistricting-plan/

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Special session begins to take up Maryland redistricting, veto overrides

WBAL, December 6th, 2021 – by David Collins “They are gerrymandered. They are designed pretty much exclusively for partisan purposes to elect a particular Congress person as opposed to keeping communities of interest together,” said Allegany County Delegate Jason Buckel, R-District 1B. “When you have districts that stretch from almost the District of Columbia line […]

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Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission Adopts Congressional Map to Present to General Assembly

Maryland Matters, Novemeber 23rd, 2021 – by Bennett Leckrone “Buckel objected to the map over county splits, and questioned why the 5th District was drawn with the same “hook” that currently includes the area around College Park with southern Maryland. Luedtke, however, said counties don’t always reflect communities and where people live and work.” Read […]

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Rachel Munoz Appointed Delegate in District 33

Josh Kurtz, Maryland Matters, October 27th, 2021 “The Anne Arundel County Republican Central Committee this week forwarded the name of attorney Rachel Muñoz to Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) to fill a seat in the House of Delegates representing District 33. Muñoz was the county GOP’s pick to replace former Del. Michael E. Malone […]

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Majority of Crime in Baltimore City is from Repeat Violent Offenders

by Shelley Orman, Thursday, October 7th 2021 BALTIMORE (WBFF) — Many of the crimes being committed in the city are from repeat violent offenders. “These people are violent criminals. They are people who use guns to shoot people, to intimidate people over and over and over again because they know in the Maryland system chances […]

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Republican legislators: Maryland General Assembly culpable for Baltimore’s public school failures

An investigative report released by the Baltimore City Public School System alleged a detailed conspiracy by four administrators to cook the books at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts in West Baltimore by inflating enrollment numbers, fabricating classes and passing students who hadn’t grasped the curriculum. (Photo Credit: Barbara Haddock Taylor) The Baltimore Sun, Oct. […]

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Kirwan Accountability and Implementation Board Nominees Lack GeoDiversity

September 27, 2021 Dr. Shanaysha Sauls, ChairAccountability and Implementation Board Nominating CommitteePUP Building, 4th Floor1000 Hilltop CircleBaltimore, MD 21250 The Honorable Paul Pinsky, Vice ChairAccountability and Implementation Board Nominating CommitteeMiller Senate Office Building, 2 West11 Bladen StreetAnnapolis, MD 21401 Dear Dr. Sauls and Senator Pinsky, We write to echo the myriad of concerns regarding the […]