The Government of Maryland is conducted according to the state
constitution. Like the rest of the 50 states, it follows the
requirements of Article Four of the U.S. Constitution by being
republican in nature. As the United States is a federation, the
Government of Maryland, like all state governments, generally has
exclusive authority over matters that lie entirely within the state's
borders. Power in Maryland is divided among three branches of
government, executive, legislative, and judicial. Unlike most other
states, significant autonomy is granted to many of Maryland's
counties. Most state government activity occurs in the state capital,
Annapolis, and virtually all state and county elections occur in even
numbered years in which an election for the President of the United
States does not occur.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Septimius Severus was proclaimed Roman Emperor.
Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union forces.
Operation Weserübung: Germany invaded Denmark and Norway; Occupation
of Denmark begins.
NASA announced the selection of the Mercury program astronauts.
Georgia declared independence from the Soviet Union.
Wikiquote of the day:
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." -- Richard