Gov. Larry Hogan signed more than 100 bills into law Tuesday morning, at the first of four scheduled signing ceremonies. Following a contentious 90-day legislative session, Hogan and the Democratic leadership projected unity at the event.
State lawmakers leave income tax cuts, paid leave behind
State lawmakers ended their annual 90-day session by passing major criminal justice reforms and changes to the controversial Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights. But several legislators were left thinking about what didn’t make the cut: income tax cuts and paid sick leave.
A bill that would require certain Maryland businesses to offer paid leave is advancing in the General Assembly. The measure thought to have failed could get a vote in the full Senate just hours before the session ends.
The end of the General Assembly’s 2016 session is looming, and legislation is flying at a rapid clip. WYPR’s Rachel Baye joined News Director Joel McCord to discuss veto overrides, taxes and redistricting.
The House of Delegates voted Thursday to override two of Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes; one a key transportation bill, the other a change in the make-up of Anne Arundel County’s school board nominating commission. WYPR’s Rachel Baye joined news director Joel McCord to talk about that and other action as lawmakers close in on the end of this year’s General Assembly session.