State Circle. Episode 1014

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Maryland General Assembly meets in Annapolis each year for 90 days; State Circle reports weekly on the legislature during that period. This episode summarizes the 1996 session. The most controversial and time-consuming battle was Gov. Glendening's plan – ultimately successful – to secure state funding for two pro football stadiums. Gun control was another major issue; some mild legislation passed that included new domestic violence precautions (but not gun registration). A school discipline bill passed, requiring schools to have plans to prevent violence  and to deal with disruptive students. A bill requiring Medicaid recipients to enroll in managed care organizations passed, as did another bill mandating health insurance coverage to lengthen postpartum hospitalization. State employees received increased early retirement benefits and there was a major overhaul of the state personnel management system and employee review process. Funding for most state agencies were cut for the next fiscal year, there was increased funding for education. The last vote for this session was a bill for welfare reform, intended to turn welfare offices into job placement centers. It passed. Interviews with officials include: Gov. Parris Glendening; Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller; House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr.; Senate Minority Leader John Cade; and House Minority Leader Robert Kittleman. Reporters: Jeff Salkin, Nate Howard, Annette Gibbs-Davis, John Aubuchon, Dianne Richards, Larry Matthews, Karen Allyn, Maureen McNeil.
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