State Circle. Episode 613

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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 1987 session as it nears its end. An additional five-cent gas tax and higher vehicle registration fees was approved. A 4.2 million building to house female inmates in a pre-release program, the first of its kind in the state, was approved. An effort to decentralize the emission testing program failed, but the requirement was changed to once every two years. "Blue laws" that prohibited shopping on Sundays were repealed statewide, with the exception of three counties. An effort to resolve the question of repayment to those affected by the savings & loan failure was not successful. A bill that would have banned corporal punishment in public schools was returned to committee. There is footage of children from the Maryland School for the Blind hunting for special chirping Easter eggs at the governor's mansion. There are several man-on-the-street interviews about the stadium proposal and the productivity of this legislative session. The program ends with a call-in poll of viewers. Reporters: Joe Krebbs, Liz O'Neill, Birchard Allen, John Rydell.
Maryland Public Television
Broadcasting, Communications
North America; United States of America
Public Broadcasting
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