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Hogan Urges Lawmakers to Get Tougher on Crime

January 8th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Addressing reporters on the eve of the start of the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session, Governor  Larry Hogan urged lawmakers to pass tougher ethics legislation in the wake of high-profile indictments, pleas and convictions of public officials. WBAL reports that the Ethics and Accountability Act of 2020, which Hogan announced during a press conference Tuesday, could dramatically increase the fine for bribery of a public official, terminate the pension of legislators and state employees convicted of abusing the public trust. The governor said this is another step designed to create a culture of accountability…

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