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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate has voted unanimously to end parental rights of rapists over children conceived through rape.

The 45-0 vote on Tuesday sends the bill to the House, where a similar measure is pending. Both chambers have made the bill a priority this session after it failed to pass for nearly a decade.

The measure is crafted as an emergency bill, so it would take effect immediately with the signature of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who has expressed support.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed on as a supporter of a U.S. Supreme Court challenge to Maryland's congressional redistricting map.

The Republican signed on to an amicus brief Monday along with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican. Former California governors Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, and Gray Davis, a Democrat, also have signed the friend-of-the-court brief.

Hogan is pushing for redistricting reform in Maryland.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Senate president says it's time to pass legislation to stop disputes over appointments to important posts.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said Monday lawmakers "shouldn't have to do that, but that's what we're going to do."

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and a Senate committee have been at loggerheads over some of Hogan's appointments, including a past nominee to head the health department. The governor pulled his nomination before the panel acted and then reappointed him after the legislature adjourned.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's governor is trying to land Amazon's second headquarters by offering a $5 billion package of tax incentives and transportation upgrades.

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday the state is "committing all of the resources we have to bring it home to Maryland."

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller says he hasn't seen details of Hogan's plan, but he says he'll support legislation for incentives for Amazon, if the state "can put a package together that's palatable to them."

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The Maryland legislative session began this week with battled expected to erupt between Republican Governor Larry Hogan and the Democratically led General Assembly. Todd Eberly, associate professor of political science at St. Mary's College assesses the issues as the state heads into an election year.

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Amazon will not be locating its second U.S. headquarters in Delaware.

The online retail giant offered up a list of 20 finalists and the First State was not among them.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that instead Newark, New Jersey and Montgomery County Maryland were still in the running.

Meanwhile, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has proposed an incentive package of more than $5 billion to lure Amazon to the state.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he believes congressional redistricting should be taken out of the hands of politicians, "regardless of who the governor is or what party's in power."

The Republican governor announced Thursday he would again push for a measure to put redistricting before a nonpartisan commission, despite the bill's failure to advance in recent years in the General Assembly, which is controlled by Democrats. That prompted a question at a news conference about whether he would still support reform, if he is re-elected.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan is expected to file that he has more than $9 million in campaign funds for his re-election bid.

A campaign memo says the Republican's ticket has raised more than $5.4 million over the past year. Campaigns have a midnight Wednesday deadline to file fundraising reports.

Some Democrats in a crowded primary are reporting significantly less than that. Still, they are reporting amounts competitive with each other for the June primary.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Democrats in charge of Maryland's legislature are telling President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Washington that "enough is enough."

They urged them Wednesday to reach a budget agreement to avoid a federal government shutdown.

In a letter Wednesday, House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said they were speaking "on behalf of a state that is exhausted from being whipsawed by the inaction in Washington, D.C."

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Two Maryland senators have publicly argued over a decision by the legislature's top leaders to skip the governor's breakfast on the state's budget.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller announced Wednesday in the Senate that leading Democrats didn't feel they needed to attend, because Gov. Larry Hogan already briefed certain people and announced highlights at a news conference Tuesday.

Republican Sen. J.B. Jennings, the Senate minority leader, says the state has big issues before it and "not having some people there made it a little tougher."

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan is providing some highlights of his budget proposal.

Hogan said Tuesday it will include about $6.5 billion for K-12 education, a record amount for the state.

Hogan says every single school system in Maryland will see increased funding. The governor says the state is investing an additional $365 million more in school construction, bringing the total to $1.4 billion.

The budget also contains $1.38 billion for the University of Maryland, an increase over last year.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Environmental groups in Maryland are getting bipartisan support in their opposition to allowing offshore drilling off the state's coast.

Attorney General Brian Frosh, a Democrat, and a leading environmental official in Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's administration, attended a news conference opposing the idea Tuesday before an open house was held by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - After years of trying, Maryland lawmakers are close to requiring paid sick leave at many Maryland businesses.

The Maryland Senate may vote as early as Friday on whether to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto.

Supporters will need all 29 Democrats who voted for the bill last year. The House of Delegates voted to override it on Thursday.

The bill would require businesses with 15 or more employees to provide up to five days of earned paid sick leave. An employee would earn an hour of sick leave for every 30 hours they work.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he is joining a bipartisan coalition of states committed to meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

In a letter Wednesday, the Republican governor wrote that when President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris climate accord last year, he opposed the move. He says he still opposes Trump's decision.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers are bracing for a challenging session wrestling with changes in tax and health care law in Washington.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, a Democrat, told senators Wednesday on the first day of the General Assembly's 90-day session that lawmakers will need to come up with equitable solutions to "these very weighty issues that have been passed down from the federal government."

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers are gathering for the start of their annual 90-day legislative session.

It begins at noon on Wednesday in Annapolis.

As they do each year, lawmakers are expected to elect the presiding officers for the House and Senate on the first day.

While some sessions get off to a slow start, lawmakers appear ready to act soon on some high-profile issues. Democrats who control the General Assembly say they expect an override vote against Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill requiring paid sick leave for businesses with 15 or more employees.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has announced $2.5 million in emergency funding to help fix problems with heating in Baltimore schools.

Hogan also announced Monday he will submit legislation to create a new investigator general's office to address mismanagement and a lack of accountability in school districts.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland has received federal approval to expand services for people with developmental disabilities.

The state health department said Thursday said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved expanding services through the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration's Community Supports Waiver.

The department says services offered through the waiver will be available by February.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A judge has ruled Gov. Larry Hogan's health secretary and another official in his administration must be paid, but a spokeswoman for the attorney general's office says the case will be appealed.

Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Ronald Silkworth ruled Thursday in a lawsuit brought by Dennis Schrader and former acting Planning Secretary Wendi Peters.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has announced new initiatives aimed at boosting job creation.

Hogan made the announcement at a news conference Wednesday.

He says it's an effort to build on legislation approved this year. The law provides incentives for manufacturing companies to create jobs in areas with higher unemployment by providing a tax credit for each new job created. Hogan says in less than six months, nearly 70 manufacturers have filed letters of intent to participate, and 17 have filed official applications that would create about 450 new jobs.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he'll try again to make congressional redistricting a nonpartisan process.

Hogan, a Republican, said Wednesday he will submit legislation in the next session to create an independent commission to draw congressional and state legislative districts. Now, the governor and lawmakers craft them.

Hogan has made the reform proposal in each of his three years as governor, but it has not advanced.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is calling on congressional leaders to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program.

Hogan sent a letter to leaders of both parties in Congress on Tuesday.

Hogan says the program serves more than 146,000 low-income children. If Congress fails to reauthorize funding, Hogan says Maryland will run out of money for the program by April. That would cause Maryland's federal match to revert to 50 percent from 88 percent.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has sold his waterfront home for $1.35 million.

Hogan sold the house last year, but the sale was reported this week by a local news website, Maryland Matters.

Public real estate records and the governor's financial disclosure statement confirm the sale of the four-bed and five-bath home in Edgewater, Maryland.

The governor and his wife, Yumi Hogan, bought the house in 2004 for $825,000. Hogan, a Republican who was a real estate executive before he was elected in 2014, is required to live in the governor's mansion in Annapolis.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has announced plans to crack down on repeat violent offenders and gangs, as homicides have gone over 300 for the third straight year in Baltimore.

The Republican governor on Tuesday announced immediate steps as well as plans for measures in the upcoming legislative session.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is proposing a new paid sick leave bill.

Hogan said Tuesday he'll introduce it on the first day of the next legislative session in January.

The Republican governor vetoed a bill passed earlier this year by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly. That bill requires businesses with 15 or more employees to provide five days of paid sick leave. But Hogan says the bill would hurt small businesses.

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous has picked a Democratic Party stalwart as his running mate.

The former NAACP president announced early Wednesday that Democratic Party insider Susan Turnbull was his choice to be lieutenant governor.

Turnbull is a former vice chair of the Democratic National Committee and a former chairwoman of Maryland's Democratic Party. She is veteran community activist who serves on various boards.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has sworn in a judge to Maryland's intermediate appellate court.

Judge Matthew Fader was sworn in Monday to the Court of Special Appeals.

Fader has served as an assistant attorney general in the state since June 2010. He was the chief of civil litigation when the governor appointed him last month to the court.

Before joining the attorney general's office, Fader was a partner at the Pittsburgh-based firm of Kirkpatrick and Lockhart. He represented clients in commercial litigation in federal and state courts.

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BALTIMORE (AP) – Governor Larry Hogan has announced that the state will offer a $100-thousand reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the death of a Baltimore homicide detective.

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis announced yesterday that officer Sean Suiter had died of a gunshot wound to the head after conducting an investigation into a 2016 homicide on the west side of Baltimore.

Davis also said another reward has been offered for information on the killer totaling $69-thousand.

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COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) - A cybersecurity company is expanding with a new corporate headquarters in Columbia, Maryland.

Officials from The Howard Hughes Corp. and Gov. Larry Hogan are announcing the expansion of software company Tenable on Friday. It will expand Tenable's current local employee base.

The selected site is part of the redevelopment of a 391-acre (158-hectare) core of downtown Columbia that is being revitalized by The Howard Hughes Corp. 

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BALTIMORE (AP) - The state of Maryland is announcing new apprenticeship programs.

The state's labor department has approved three new registered apprenticeship sponsors. It also has reactivated four previous sponsors.

The department says the newly approved programs bring the total number of new sponsors added this year to 22. That's a record for the program.

Gov. Larry Hogan says he's committed to continuing to grow apprenticeship opportunities in the state.

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