Wednesday, February 13, 2013
State Senator Nancy Jacobs hopes to keep Maryland gun laws as they are.
Harford County State Senator Nancy Jacobs bought a gun recently. And during a rally in Annapolis, she told everyone about it. Check out the undated video from the rally, in which Jacobs addresses a crowd on the morning of Feb. 6, stating "We cannot let this bill go through." Jacobs is referring to a proposed bill that would limit how many rounds a gun user could carry in a magazine. Read more about the bill here. Jacobs added: "Maryland is supposed to be 'The Free State.' If this bill passes, Maryland will no longer be 'The Free State.'" She drew cheers by pronouncing, "We have to kill, kill this bill." TELL US: Where do you stand on the bill? Leave a comment.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Harford County had requested about $20.6 million for school projects.
Harford County will receive at least $12.9 million in state funding for school projects according to a report presented Wednesday. A total of 35 projects in Harford County were listed on Maryland's Public School Construction, Capital Improvement Program report for fiscal year 2014. The preliminary report indicated Harford County would receive at least $12,922,000. The state budget holds $336 million for school project funding, and Wednesday's report accounted for $229.3 million in allocation statewide. No Harford County projects were denied. But the three largest projects—renovations, additions or re-construction at Joppatowne and Havre de Grace high schools and Youth's Benefit Elementary School—were not immediately funded. Havre de Grace…
Friday, January 18, 2013
The legislative package also includes bills regarding offshore wind, expansion of early voting and allowing voters to register and vote on the same day.
Calling it his top priority for the 2013 General Assembly session, Gov. Martin O'Malley Friday said he will introduce a set of proposed gun control laws. The bills are part of O'Malley's 25-item agenda that was announced Friday morning. The requests include bills on school safety, repeal of the sunset of the state DNA database program, offshore wind, jobs and expansion of early voting as well as making it possible for voters to register on the same day they vote. But the focus of the news conference was on O'Malley's gun control bills. "Military assault weapons don't just threaten children and they don't just threaten families," O'Malley said. "They also threaten the men and women, that on our behalf, execute search and seizure warrants. …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
State Sen. Allan Kittleman wants voting sessions recorded, a Prince George's County senator suffers a basketball injury and two Baltimore County legislators team up to shorten the wait to get a divorce.
A proposal by Baltimore City to secure hundreds of millions in state money for school construction is missing a key ingredient, according to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. "The state needs to have a role in school construction," Miller said. Baltimore City wants the state to guarantee as much as $30 million a year for 20 years in the form of block grants for school construction and renovations. The city will then use that promise to leverage borrowing $1 billion for its plan. Miller rejects the plan saying it's a lot of money and that the state is needed to provide a check and balance to potential malfeasance and corruption. "I'm a historian, I study all history, OK," Miller said. "Whenever you have a one-sided government you …