Posts tagged ‘General Assembly’

4-17-12: Doomsday Details

If Governor O’Malley declines to call the legislature into a special session, hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts will go into effect. Sheilah talks to Warren Descheneux, the state’s top fiscal analyst, about how the state would handle those cuts.

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4-13-12: Banning the Request for Passwords

Maryland’s legislature is the first in the country to ban employers from asking applicants and workers for their social media passwords. We’ll talk about how prevalent the practice is, and how the measure could resonate across the country.

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4-10-12: Goodbye, Sine Die

We take a look at the what the General Assembly did and what they didn’t do.

Continue Reading April 10, 2012 at 9:00 am 1 comment

4-9-12: Governor Martin O’Malley

If the General Assembly can’t pass a budget on this “last” day of the session, the session will be extended. That really puts the pressure on the legislature to pass other major bills awaiting final votes, including a gaming bill and Governor Martin O’Malley’s signature wind farm and septic legislation. We’ll talk to the Governor about the latest budget negotiations and the fate of his legislative agenda.

Continue Reading April 9, 2012 at 8:55 am Leave a comment

3-30-12: Legislative Lightning Round — Crossover Edition

Ten days left in the General Assembly session. In this Crossover Day version of the Legislative Lightning Round, we’ll hear pros and cons on several bills that are one chamber away from the governor’s signature.

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3-7-12: Legislative Lightning Round

In our second lightning round of the session, we look at bills that would ban arsenic in chicken feed, introduce a new kind of cremation, and change the penalty for the knowledgable transfer of HIV. Each side gets one minute.

Continue Reading March 7, 2012 at 8:00 am 1 comment

3-2-12: State Senator Jamie Raskin on Ethics Reform

Two weeks ago, the Maryland Senate voted to censure Democratic Senator Ulysses Currie be censured for his ethical lapses. Yesterday was the deadline for initial recommendations from a special Senate committee is trying to reform ethics rules for the rest of the legislature. We’ll talk to the chair of that committee, Democratic State Senator Jamie Raskin, about potential changes in how Maryland’s legislators police themselves.

Continue Reading March 2, 2012 at 8:10 am 1 comment

2-17-12: How the General Assembly Polices Itself

A joint General Assembly committee is recommending that Democratic Senator Ulysses Currie be censured for his ethical lapses. Meanwhile, a special Senate committee is trying to reform ethics rules for the rest of the legislature. We’ll talk to Common Cause Maryland executive director Susan Wichmann and Democratic State Senator Jamie Raskin about potential changes in how Maryland’s legislators police themselves.

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2-15-12: Legislative Lightning: Round One!

Four bills, one minute for each side: it’s the return of the Legislative Lightning Round!

Continue Reading February 15, 2012 at 9:01 am Leave a comment

10-17-11: Redistricting Objections

When the General Assembly finally redraws Maryland’s Congressional districts, could a judge come in afterward with an eraser? We ask voting rights lawyer and University of Baltimore associate professor Gilda Daniels how redistricting could play out in the courts.

Continue Reading October 17, 2011 at 8:15 am 3 comments

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