Politics

    

Fraser Smith and Luke Broadwater, of the Baltimore Sun, talk about the newspaper's latest poll, which gives state Senator Catherine Pugh a clear lead in the race to be Baltimore's next mayor, and the attack ads that followed.

Hogan avoids signing or vetoing 22 bills

Apr 5, 2016
Rachel Baye

Gov. Larry Hogan plans to let nearly two dozen bills become law without his signature, he announced at a news conference Tuesday.

Hogan called the General Assembly’s decision to send the bills to him before Sine Die political gamesmanship.

Annapolis Wrap: Rushing to pass veto bait

Apr 1, 2016
Joel McCord / WYPR

    

Democrats in the General Assembly rushed to pass some of this session's more controversial bills this week to get them to the governor's desk by the end of the day Friday, leaving just enough time to override any vetoes before the session ends April 11. WYPR's Rachel Baye joins news director Joel McCord to review this week in Annapolis.

Hogan promises veto for transportation bill

Apr 1, 2016
Rachel Baye

The General Assembly and Gov. Larry Hogan are at odds over how the state should pick which transportation projects to build.

On Thursday, the legislature passed a bill that ranks projects based on priorities such as safety, cost, economic development and environmental concerns. But Hogan has said he will veto it when it reaches his desk.  

Baltimore bills clear Senate

Mar 30, 2016
Rachel Baye

State lawmakers approved Wednesday several bills aimed at improving quality of life in Baltimore. The bills pay for extended library hours and school days, and demolition of vacant houses.

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Public schools and some private schools will teach students as early as kindergarten about sexual abuse and assault if Gov. Larry Hogan signs a bill headed to his desk. Schools across the state could see the new material as early as next school year.

  Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler, of the WYPR reporting team talk about Rep. John Delaney's most recent stunt--the billboard that circled the State house--to get Gov. Larry Hogan to take a stand on Donald Trump's GOP candidacy. And they ponder whether the Congressman has an ulterior motive.

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