Some lawmakers in Annapolis are pushing to continue giving tax credits to television and film productions in Maryland, a year after the issue sparked intense controversy in the General Assembly.
As the General Assembly weighs statewide standards on police body cameras, local law enforcement agencies are pushing to keep the public from seeing the resulting videos.
Gov. Larry Hogan's campaign pledge to repeal Maryland's so-called rain tax got a Senate hearing Tuesday, where a Republican county executive, a parade of business owners, and even one Democratic senator called the mandatory pollution cleanup fees unfair, burdensome and unnecessary.
Lawmakers in Annapolis are wading once again into the heated debate over whether to allow "fracking," or hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, in Maryland.
The Hogan administration still isn't tipping its hand how it intends to trim spending by 2 percent in every agency next year, despite a request for details from heads of the General Assembly's budget committees.
Civil rights advocates and families of alleged victims of police brutality urged state lawmakers Thursday to improve law enforcement accountability, saying Maryland is not immune to widespread concerns about the use of excessive force by officers.
New testing has found more evidence of serious contamination in a creek bordering the former steel mill at Sparrows Point, prompting environmentalists to question the adequacy of the cleanup plan for the Baltimore County peninsula now targeted for redevelopment.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller waded into the "rain tax" controversy Wednesday, offering his own bill to effectively repeal the mandate that Baltimore city and Maryland's nine largest counties levy storm-water management fees on their property owners.