Four Md. Lawmakers Appointed to Higher Positions in House of Delegates By: Dawn White Updated: July 11, 2013 MARYLAND- Four lawmakers from western Maryland have been appointed to major leadership positions in the Maryland House of Delegates.The house republican caucus made the appointments.
Delegate Michael Hough is now third in command in the Republican Party, as [...]
Hough to join commission formed in wake of jail scandal
By Bethany Rodgers News-Post Staff | Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013 2:00 am
Delegate Michael Hough says the scandal involving charges of corruption and smuggling at the Baltimore city jail is too outrageous even for a television script.
“It’s completely outlandish what happened,” [...]
By Cara R. Anthony News-Post Staff firstname.lastname@example.org | Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 2:00 am
A standing-room-only crowd showed up armed with questions Thursday night as Republican delegates in Frederick County hosted a town hall meeting about state gun laws.
“I think everybody is confused, that’s why they are here … to get [...]Continue Reading →
Conservatives lead the way. Eli Lehrer March 18, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 26
Michael Hough—a second-term Republican state legislator from Frederick County, Md.—is about as conservative as blue-state legislators come. He played a prominent role in opposing the state’s new gay marriage law, holds an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association, and received a 100 [...]Continue Reading →
Originally published April 03, 2013
By Bethany Rodgers
ANNAPOLIS — State delegates Tuesday quashed attempts to dilute a sweeping gun control bill, including efforts by Frederick County legislators to eliminate handgun license requirements and prevent the AR-15 from becoming banned.
The suggested changes target two of the most hotly contested portions [...]Continue Reading →
Originally published April 02, 2013
Attempts to cover up misconduct or crimes can be as damaging, even more so, than the actions they attempt to hide. Child abuse is a prime example, because a successful cover-up may enable a serial offender — such as retired Pennsylvania State University football coach Jerry Sandusky — to strike [...]Continue Reading →
Originally published March 30, 2013
By Bethany Rodgers
ANNAPOLIS — In the wake of the scandal at Pennsylvania State University, a Frederick County lawmaker wants to intensify Maryland’s laws against child abuse cover-ups.Delegate Michael Hough’s bill would make it a crime to intentionally block mandatory reporting of child abuse or neglect allegations. With the [...]Continue Reading →
By: Dawn White Updated: March 27, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, MD - Should illegal immigrants be able to get Maryland driver’s licenses? That’s what the Maryland General assembly is considering.
“What part of illegal don’t they understand? It’s illegal. They’re not here lawfully. They have an unlawful presence, so why should we give them driver’s licenses,” says Del. Wendell Beitzel, [...]Continue Reading →
Originally published March 14, 2013
ANNAPOLIS — Frederick County lawmakers labored in vain to reshape a state death penalty repeal bill Wednesday night, as they fought to permit execution in cases of mass murder or deny certain inmates access to libraries, televisions and visitors.
The proposals defended by delegates Patrick Hogan and Kathy Afzali were [...]Continue Reading →
O’Malley’s Maryland gas tax proposal unpopular with Washington County legislators
March 24, 2013|By KAUSTUV BASU | email@example.com
A proposal backed by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley that would raise the state gas tax in July by 3.8 cents per gallon remains unpopular with many Washington County legislators.
Under the proposal, the gas tax would increase to [...]Continue Reading →