Red Maryland News Hour: January 29, 2016
It’s the Red Maryland News Hour for this week, bringing you the best in State politics this week.
On this week’s show:
- Another excuse for no school air conditioning is removed by the Board of Public Works. Comptroller gives former Red Marylander Mark Newgent kudos, applause ensues.
- The Board also give kudos to those who dealt with the Blizzard of 2016.
- Governors won’t be able to abscond with bargain-priced furniture if a Delegate gets his way.
- Governor Hogan dealt with the snow, but also proposed bills to curb heroin abuse with the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program & prosecuting drug trafficking.
- The Governor also wants a Constitutional Amendment so an independent, bipartisan group can draw legislative lines. A leading Democrat doesn’t like the idea, and a RedMarylander has questions for that leader.
- High School students who graduate early could get a scholarship worth 6 grand, thanks to an executive order the Governor signed.
- A Maryland company will expand and hire more people, thanks to loans from the State and a county.
- Greg Kline writes for MarylandReporter.com again, this time about physician assisted suicide, right as a bill comes up advocating the practice as an “option”.
- A Maryland county school system gets a civil rights suit for indoctrinating a student in Islam.
- We hear about bills dealing with self-driving cars, attorney fees, and making personal protection a reason to get a gun permit.
- We hear a bit about what is happening in the week ahead as well.