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Politics
3:47 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Hogan, Franchot Stay Tight At First Board Of Public Works

A packed meeting for Hogan's first Board of Public Works meeting.

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 12:23 pm

Since he was elected governor, Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot have had nothing but praise for each other.  The Democrat and Republican have even gone shopping together. Their bipartisan bro-mance continued Wednesday at Hogan’s first Board of Public Works meeting.

Hogan was applauded as he entered the meeting of the three-member Board – the first he’d ever attended. He came in right as the meeting was scheduled to start at at 10 o’clock, which was something something that rarely happened under Gov. Martin O’Malley, who was regularly 15 to 30 minutes behind schedule.

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Inside Maryland Politics
12:07 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

IMP: There's A New City State's Attorney In Town

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 6:21 am

WYPR's Fraser Smith talks to The Daily Record's Danny Jacobs about Marilyn Mosby's new reign as the City State's Attorney.  Who is she letting go, why, and does her husband, Councilman Nick Mosby have any thing to do with those decisions? 

Politics
1:50 pm
Sat January 24, 2015

A New Governor, New Budget And New Legislation

Originally published on Sat January 24, 2015 1:52 pm

In Annapolis, the legislative session is in full swing. Politics Reporter Christopher Connelly sat down with WYPR's Joel McCord to talk about a couple of bills in the hopper, and a move by the newly minted governor that's has some advocates crying foul.


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Politics
2:17 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Hogan Makes Bipartisan Appeal In Inaugural Address

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 8:56 am

    

Snow started to blanket Annapolis Wednesday as Maryland swore in its 62nd governor. The inaugural ceremony, which drew about a thousand people to the capital, was thick layer of bipartisanship. Newly minted Gov. Larry Hogan ran as a moderate and, in his inaugural address, he said that’s how he plans to govern.

“Today is not the beginning of an era of divided government. Today is the beginning of a new spirit of cooperation in Annapolis,” said Hogan, a real estate executive who’s never held elected office.

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Politics
12:47 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Maryland’s Next Governor Is Neither Novice Nor Newcomer

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 8:25 am

When Larry Hogan is sworn into office, he will become the first Maryland governor in more than 150 years with no prior experience in elected office. Yet Hogan, 58, is no novice. He is benefiting from a lifetime learning politics at close range.

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Politics
2:35 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Days Away From Leaving Office, O'Malley Defends His Record

Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 5:51 pm

Gov. Martin O’Malley spent his last Friday in office talking with reporters, reflecting on his achievements and his future. Keen to set the record straight, he pointed to his own fiscal stewardship and said the numerous pieces of progressive legislation he signed. He did not, however, say whether or not he’ll be running for president in 2016, though he reiterated that he’s “seriously considering” a run.

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Inside Maryland Politics
2:35 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

IMP: Is It Legal To Silence Police Brutality Victims Who Receive Settlements?

Originally published on Mon January 19, 2015 10:08 am

YPR's Fraser Smith talks to The Baltimore Sun's Mark Puente about the police brutality settlements Baltimore has paid: Should the city be allowed to silence victims who have received settlements? Should it be illegal?

Baltimore
10:29 am
Fri January 16, 2015

City, County Trail Laurel on Police Body Cameras

Laurel Police Officer Andrew Derouin pulls over a driver on Route 1 near Bowie Road for nearly causing an accident. Derouin turns on the camera and notifies the driver - who was let go with a warning - that the stop was being recorded.

Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 11:46 am

While Baltimore City and Baltimore County are drafting plans for police body cameras, they might want to look to Laurel, just south in Prince Georges County, where officers have been wearing them for two years.

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Healthcare
1:22 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Why I Left The ER To Run Baltimore's Health Department

Dr. Leana Wen became Baltimore's health commissioner on Thursday.
Mark Dennis City of Baltimore

Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 8:56 am

When I was just beginning my third year as a medical student, I learned an important lesson about what matters most in health.

It was a typical summer afternoon in St. Louis, with the temperature and humidity both approaching 100. My patient was a woman in her 40s who was being admitted to the hospital because her lungs were filling with fluid, a complication of kidney failure. She had missed all three dialysis appointments that week.

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Politics
9:55 am
Wed January 14, 2015

As Hogan Plans Budget Cuts, Unions Feel Shut Out

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 10:07 pm

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