Regional Recap, March 15, 2012

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

MVA: Embattled Delegate’s License Suspended. An embattled Maryland lawmaker accused of crimes in two unrelated cases was seen driving on a suspended license, the WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team discovered.Despite a growing list of questions about her willingness to follow the law, Prince George’s County Delegate Tiffany Alston, D-District 24, continues to serve in the General Assembly, not only as a member of the House of Delegates, but also as a member of the powerful House Judiciary Committee, where the state’s criminal laws are considered.

Feds: Glen Burnie Man Took Pornographic Pictures Of Boy, Toddlers. An Anne Arundel County man who admitted to taking pictures of a young boy and two toddlers must register as a sex offender after pleading guilty to child pornography charges, according to federal prosecutors.Justin M. Bowman, 26, of Glen Burnie, pleaded guilty Wednesday to producing child pornography, in connection with images he produced of three minor victims.

Countdown To Maryland’s Final Budget Vote. The Senate preliminarily approved the state’s budget, setting up a final vote for Thursday.The one aspect that could be agreed upon was that state agencies had to be kept more accountable. In a rare act of bipartisanship, the Senate agreed to withhold some funding from departments that failed to submit required reports, said 11 News reporter David Collins.

Same-Sex Marriage Referendum Petitions Now Available. Gov. Martin O’Malley may have signed same-sex marriage into law, but if Derek McCoy’s email inbox is any indicator of voter sentiment, there are a lot of unhappy people across the state.McCoy is the executive director of the Maryland Marriage Alliance and said he’s been inundated with people wanting to change the law.

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