Bill to abolish Handgun Permit Review Board heads to Senate floor

ANNAPOLIS – The full Senate will soon consider legislation to abolish a nearly 50-year-old board charged with hearing appeals of Maryland State Police decisions to deny or restrict conceal-carry permits. The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee voted 6-5 Tuesday afternoon to approve and send to the Senate floor an amended version of the bill to abolish …

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Hogan still angling for Amazon HQ2

Gov. Larry Hogan said he’s happy with Amazon’s investment in Maryland but still wants a piece of the e-commerce giant’s second headquarters. The governor said he’s met with company executives in recent weeks continuing to lobby for a portion of the $5 billion “HQ2” development initially slated to be split between Northern Virginia and New …

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Two more UMMS board members resign, four take leaves

Two more members of the University of Maryland Medical System Board of Directors have resigned from the board following the emergence of details about their financial conflicts with the system, the board announced Wednesday. John W. Dillon and Robert L. Pevenstein resigned from the board Tuesday, board Chairman Stephen Burch said in a statement. Dillon …

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Preakness-related bills miss General Assembly’s ‘crossover’ deadline

The future of Pimlico Race Course remains cloudy after Maryland lawmakers failed to move forward on bills affecting the racetrack ahead of the General Assembly’s “crossover” milestone.

A bill being pushed by Baltimore City leaders to create a workgroup to study financing options for a potential rebuild of Pimlico still has not gotten a committee vote. A bill sponsored on behalf of the Stronach Group, which owns Pimlico, to allow the company to use state bond money to turn Laurel Park into a “super…

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Md. Senate weighs lower education funding than House proposal

ANNAPOLIS — The state Senate Wednesday will consider a nearly $47 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year that proposes increased spending on education as part of the Kirwan Commission recommendations. The plan, which includes $225 million in additional education spending for the fiscal 2020 year and another $325 million set aside for the …

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UMD School of Nursing, CCBC launch dual-admission partnership

The University of Maryland School of Nursing and the Community College of Baltimore County campuses in Essex and Catonsville have launched an agreement of dual admission that will enable a smooth transition from CCBC’s associate degree in nursing program to a Bachelor of Science in nursing at the University of Maryland. As part of UMSON’s continued effort to increase the number …

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CNSI lands $28M Medicaid enrollment system contract

Rockville-based CNSI was awarded a four-year, $28 million contract Tuesday from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to design and implement a new provider management and enrollment system for the state’s Medicaid program. CNSI will modernize, streamline and advance the state’s existing Medicaid provider management platform in accordance with the Centers for Medicare & …

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