Hogan casts aside O’Malley’s ‘Plan Maryland’

OCEAN CITY — Gov. Larry Hogan told county leaders — most from rural jurisdictions — that he is officially casting off a controversial state program meant to prevent sprawl that many local governments saw as an encroachment on their authority. Hogan’s announcement is mostly symbolic, as nearly all references to the program known as “Plan …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2017/08/19/hogan-omalley-plan-maryland-ocean-city/

Best Week, Worst Week: Howard Bank makes a big move; cannabis businesses hope their opportunity isn’t slipping away

The Baltimore commercial loan market got some potentially good news this week when Howard Bank announced it was acquiring 1st Mariner Bank while some of the nearly 20 companies seeking to grow or process medical cannabis in Maryland grew closer to having their licenses rescinded by a state commission. Daily Record business writer Tim Curtis …

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Veteran’s effort to help woman becomes a police brutality case

David Rogers had only wanted to help. The Army veteran was taking a morning walk on doctor’s orders when he came upon a woman locked out of her car. As Rogers fished for her trapped keys with a coat hanger, a man with a gun at his side appeared. Quickly, the attempt to be a …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2017/08/18/prince-georges-county-police-brutality-verdict/

Economist to local Md. governments: Prepare for a downturn

OCEAN CITY — A leading state economist urged local government officials to prepare for an inevitable economic downturn that he said is coming soon. Anirban Basu, speaking to a gathering of county leaders at the annual Maryland Association of Counties summer conference, said that while he is optimistic about the economy for the balance of …

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UB Law, UM Carey law schools’ enrollment holds steady

  Enrollment at both Maryland law schools is holding steady at around 200 students this fall, but slightly more applicants vied to get their legal education from the Baltimore-based institutions during this admissions cycle. The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law will have 210 first-year students on campus this fall. Across town, …

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Law school lets students get degrees in American, Canadian law

  DETROIT – At the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, many students are returning this month to a program that is allowing them to earn degrees in both American and Canadian law. UDM’s Canadian and American Dual JD program allows students to earn two law degrees in just three years by earning 60 …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2017/08/18/law-school-lets-students-get-degrees-in-american-canadian-law/

Va. law school students bring lobbying to the masses

RICHMOND, Va. – Four University of Richmond law students think they have a better idea for giving ordinary citizens their own voice at the state capitol. The quartet has launched a project that uses crowd funding to finance lobbying efforts on selected issues. Their CrowdLobby website is already generating money for six lobbying campaigns, but …

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