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Maryland prisons chief says 253 corrections workers arrested since 2013, and 200 still on the job. Says it indicates lack of vetting and accountability 
Critics blast proposal to address corruption in prisons by cutting 63 human resources positions.
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Gov. Hogan launches plan to stop Maryland gerrymandering with constitutional amendment.  “Fair elections and a healthy, strong, competitive two-party system have been nearly impossible in our state.” 
The governor‘s goal is to put an independent panel in charge of redistricting, instead of lawmakers.
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I wish him luck, reducing Gerrymandering has the potential to reduce political division and voter apathy if the electorate believes the districts are not jury rigged to ensure one party's victory. Yes, other states should do likewise. You have to start somewhere. 
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Gun groups have faded from Maryland's biggest lobbying  since state passed some of the nation's strictest gun laws in 2013. http://wapo.st/1VQoBnQ
Pro-gun groups have spent much less on lobbying since gun-control advocates won a big victory in 2013.
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Smiling, bald Gov. Hogan sports new ‘aerodynamic look' after second round of chemo 
Facebook picture is first physical sign of the effects of the cancer treatment the governor is undergoing.
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Gov. Larry Hogan says he would have lowered flag ‘without hesitation’ after Chattanooga  
The Republican governor said late Monday saying he would “without hesitation” direct U.S. flags in Maryland to be flown at half-staff if any of the slain service members had been from his state.
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House Dems: Naval Academy climate forum lends a military ‘voice of credibility’ to their cause 
House Democrats hosted a climate-change forum at the U.S. Naval Academy, where flooding has increased in recent decades. The school's superintendent talked about the impacts.
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Maryland attorney general recommends anti-profiling standard for police, matching new federal guidelines. Will local police agencies follow his lead?  
If applied, Maryland could become the first state to follow federal guidelines released in December.
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Gov. Hogan closes Baltimore jail, calling the scandal-plagued facility a 'disgrace' and a national embarrassment for Maryland. Alleged gang leader fathered four children with officers while running a drug-dealing scheme that involved other employees. http://wapo.st/1VQoZ5F
The long-troubled jail is a “black eye” and an “embarrassment” for the state, Maryland’s governor says.
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Gov. Hogan will apparently shut down this scandal-plagued Baltimore jail, where an alleged leader of the Black Guerrilla Family gang fathered four children with corrections officers while running a drug-dealing operation from the facility.
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The troubled jail, once the center of a sweeping corruption trial, is the only local jail in the country to be run by a state.
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Contractor to pay $45 million to state and U.S. government for flawed Maryland health exchange 
Web site for Maryland’s online health exchange crashed moments after it launch, had to be rebuilt.
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Gov. Hogan issues plea for federal Purple Line funding, seeking help from Md congressional delegation. Says project cannot move forward without $900 million from US government. 
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan urged his state's congressional delegation to help secure &u0024;900 million in federal funding for the suburban Purple Line rail project and cautioned that the project cannot move forward without the assistance.
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Momentum builds for taming Maryland’s gerrymandering as demonstrators gather at statehouse 
Maryland is widely considered to have some of the worst gerrymandering in the nation, with many of its districts twisting in ways that make little sense geographically.
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  • The Philadelphia Inquirer
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  • Bellevue Reporter (WA)
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  • Bothell-Kenmore Reporter (WA)
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Josh Hicks is a Washington Post reporter covering the federal government. He reported for newspapers in the Detroit and Seattle suburbs before joining the Post as a contributor to Glenn Kessler’s Fact Checker blog in 2011. Josh graduated from Albion College and Stanford. He also lived in New Zealand for eight months working as a commercial fisherman and fruit picker. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
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  • Albion College
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  • Fordham University
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