Maryland Insurance Administrator Al Redmer said Thursday he’s likely to expand his investigation of insurers involved in donations or sales of Mayor Catherine Pugh’s self-published “Healthy Holly” books.
Maryland’s General Assembly has passed a measure to raise the age for buying tobacco and nicotine products from 18 to 21 — after carving out an exemption for members of the military. Proponents say the bill is aimed at protecting teens from the harmful health effects of smoking,
The General Assembly have given final approval to legislation that would ban the city of Baltimore from placing liens against homes, churches and other properties over unpaid water bills. The House of Delegates voted 138-0 to pass legislation by Sen. Mary Washington, a Baltimore Democrat.
Baltimore Sun State House reporter Luke Broadwater and Goucher College pollster Mileah Kromer discuss the Democratic-controlled legislature's override of Gov. Larry Hogan's vetoes last week. Plus, an interview with two of the most influential, but lesser known, voices in Annapolis.
The acting CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System said Tuesday former state Sen. Francis X. Kelly and two of his sons are taking voluntary leaves of absence from the boards of six affiliated organizations amid a continuing controversy at the hospital network.
Acting Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young is seeking to reassure residents, city employees and state elected officials, saying he will serve as “a stabilizing force” for Baltimore while Mayor Catherine Pugh is on leave. Pugh's attorney has confirmed the state prosecutor is investigating her.
By Luke Broadwater, Alison Knezevich and Pamela Wood
Without objection, the delegates voted to advance Speaker Michael Busch’s sweeping legislation that would reform the University of Maryland Medical System’s board of directors amid accusations of self-dealing that have rocked the hospital network.
With a week left in Maryland’s General Assembly session, several key issues are still unsettled. But many others have been decided, and winners and losers have emerged. Here’s who came out on top — and who didn’t — in Annapolis this year.
While she received hundreds of thousands of dollars though a no-bid book deal with the University of Maryland Medical System, then state senator Catherine Pugh sponsored dozens of bills affecting hospitals in Maryland — including several that would have benefited UMMS.
The independent consulting firm hired to untangle the ethical knots caused by insider contracts between the University of Maryland Medical System and several of its board members is scheduled to begin its work on Tuesday.
Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday formally requested the state prosecutor investigate allegations of self-dealing and no-bid contracting involving Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh in her role as a member of the University of Maryland Medical System board.
A House of Delegates committee has voted unanimously to advance sweeping legislation that would reform the University of Maryland Medical System’s board of directors as accusations of “self-dealing” rock the hospital network. The bill would bar no-bid contracts with board members.
The Maryland General Assembly has voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that will allow public schools to begin classes before Labor Day — dealing the Republican governor a defeat of what he says has been one of his most popular decisions while in office.
Over the objections of student protesters, Maryland’s House of Delegates has voted overwhelmingly to approve hotly debated legislation to authorize an armed police force for the private Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The state Senate has passed a different version of the legislation.
The General Assembly has voted unanimously to name June 28 “Freedom of the Press Day” in Maryland to honor the five victims who died in the Capital Gazette shooting in Annapolis on that date last year.
Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch has introduced an amendment that would force all members of the embattled University of Maryland Medical System board of directors to step down by the end of the year. They'd have to reapply to return to their positions.
Sen. Sarah Elfreth, 30, an Anne Arundel Democrat and Del. Julian Ivey, 23, a Prince George's County Democrat, join Luke and Mileah and discuss everything from oysters and gun legislation to the biggest lessons they've learned from their first session in office.
The family of Anton Black came to Annapolis on Tuesday to raise concern that legislation bearing the 19-year-old’s name has not received a vote in Maryland’s General Assembly — while another police transparency bill they view as much weaker is advancing.
The Maryland General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to pass a $46.6 billion budget that increases funding for education by more than what Gov. Larry Hogan proposed — but not as much as some school advocates desired.
The Maryland General Assembly's ethics committee is recommending a public reprimand of Baltimore County Del. Jay Jalisi for "an ongoing pattern of bullying and abusive workplace behavior." Lawmakers are receiving a 16-page report on the Democratic delegate. It says he abused and bullied his staff.
Lawmakers in Annapolis on Friday grilled leaders at the University of Maryland Medical System as they considered sweeping legislation to reform the hospital network after allegations of self-dealing and no-bid contracting with board members.
A Maryland House of Delegates committee voted overwhelmingly Friday to advance legislation that would create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board that could set limits on how much state and local governments pay for high-cost medications.
Maryland’s Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a $46.6 billion budget that contains less funding for the state’s public schools than its House of Delegates counterpart — and restores money for a program to send kids from poor families to private schools.
The University of Maryland Medical System CEO Robert A. Chrencik was placed on leave Thursday as accusations of “self-dealing” and no-bid contracting with board members have rocked the hospital network.
House Speaker Michael Busch said Wednesday that he will introduce sweeping legislation to reform the University of Maryland Medical System’s board of directors as accusations of “self-dealing” have rocked the hospital network.
In this episode, Baltimore Sun State House reporters Luke Broadwater and Pamela Wood discuss about the intense scrutiny facing the University of Maryland Medical System, the flurry of legislation moving in the General Assembly on "crossover day," and sit down with Sen. Bill Ferguson.
For the second year in a row, the Maryland Senate on Tuesday advanced a bill declaring that energy generated by burning trash should no longer be considered "green." That label qualifies trash incinerators, including the Wheelabrator Baltimore facility, for subsidies from electricity ratepayers.
Fearing the loss of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore’s state Senate delegation is asking the Budget and Taxation Committee to kill a bill that would provide funding for a “super track” at Laurel Park.
The Maryland House of Delegates on Monday unanimously passed legislation that would toughen restrictions on the amount of lead permitted in the water of school drinking fountains and fund remediation efforts.
In confrontational comments made at a pivotal moment in the General Assembly session — the day when lawmakers are rushing pass bills from one chamber to the next — the Republican governor blasted lawmakers.
State Sen. Bill Ferguson, a Baltimore Democrat, on Monday called on Mayor Catherine Pugh to return hundreds of thousands of dollars she’s received from the University of Maryland Medical System while she sat on the hospital network’s board of directors.
Baltimore lawmakers have voted down legislation that would have allowed city school police officers to carry guns while patrolling in schools. The city’s House delegation voted 10-5 against the bill — effectively killing it for this legislative session.
Gov. Larry Hogan and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller say the University of Maryland Medical System needs to put an end to any conflicts of interest in business deals for members of the system’s board of directors.
Maryland’s House of Delegates on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $46.7 billion spending plan that boosts funding for the state’s public schools while cutting some of Gov. Larry Hogan’s favored proposals.
General Assembly leaders are expressing outrage and calling for reforms and an audit of the University of Maryland Medical System after The Baltimore Sun reported nine members of the system’s board — including Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh — have business deals with the hospital network.