Jul 26, 2014

No Pot, Hogan Announces, and 'Rain Tax' Hearing Delayed: Maryland Political Roundup

Check out the top political stories from throughout the state.

No Pot, Hogan Announces, and 'Rain Tax' Hearing Delayed: Maryland Political Roundup
Candidates Benefit from 'LLC Loophole' One Last Time

Baltimore Sun: The 2014 election cycle is the last time donors will be able to use multiple limited liability corporations to donate money to candidates. A review of campaign finance reports shows that donors have used the loophole to donate thousands of dollars to Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Attorney General Doug Gansler.

State Senate OKs Retroactive Health Insurance 

Washington Post: The State Senate passed legislation that allows Marylanders an alternative route for obtaining retroactive health insurance. The bill, which still must pass the House of Delegates, was proposed to help residents who were unable to purchase health insurance because of the state's troubled health care exchange website. 

Miller: Legalized Pot Not Happening, This Year

The Daily Record: Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said he doubts that efforts to legalize marijuana will be successful during the current Maryland General Assembly session. But Miller said he expects legislation decriminalizing marijuana will happen in his lifetime. 

'Rain Tax' Repeal Hearing Delayed

Capital Gazette: A bill aimed at repealing storm water remediation fees, often called the "rain tax," was delayed because on the winter storm on Tuesday. The Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee has rescheduled a hearing on the bill for next week. 

Washington County Delegation, Unions Support O'Malley Prison Initiative

Herald-Mail: Members of Washington County's delegation, and a union that represents Maryland Correctional officers support an initiative spending $4.1 million to hire 100 additional corrections officers in Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget.           

Don’t miss updates from Patch!