Several health bills passed the legislature this session, including one to make it easier for the uninsured to enroll in a plan, a board to control drug prices and extension of a tax to stabilize the insurance market.
Md. legislators: Like most Marylanders, we were shocked by the tone deaf decision made by the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents last fall to place athletics above academics following the tragic death of Jordan McNair at UMD. Our bill should prevent similar mistakes.
Making Maryland "foam free" and curbing the cost of prescriptions are among the priorities Democrats in the General Assembly say they've agreed in principle to push for this session. Under their proposals, Maryland could become the first state to ban polytyrene packaging, better known as Styrofoam.
Three months after University of Maryland President Wallace Loh announced his pending retirement in the wake of the death of football player Jordan McNair, and less than six months before his departure, the University System of Maryland has not formed a search committee to find his replacement.
Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire ex-mayor of New York and benefactor of Johns Hopkins University, says it’s “ridiculous” that the institution doesn’t have an armed police force. Bloomberg spoke to reporters after closed-door meetings at the State House in Annapolis with Democratic lawmakers.
Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller announced Thursday he is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. Miller, a Democrat who has served as Senate president since 1987, made the announcement while addressing a floor session of the Senate. Miller said he was diagnosed Dec. 27.
James Brady, the chairman of the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents, resigned Thursday, overtaken by the whirlwind of controversy at the state’s flagship university that began with the June death of football player Jordan McNair.
Elected officials in Washington and Prince George's County expressed shock and devastation that University of Maryland President Wallace Loh will retire in June while football coach DJ Durkin and athletic director Damon Evans will keep their jobs.
The University System of Maryland’s governing body on Tuesday will recommend that University of Maryland athletic director Damon Evans and head football coach DJ Durkin remain in their positions, according to sources familiar with the discussions.
General Assembly leaders are backing an effort to provide $1 million to bolster state enforcement of consumer protections against financial fraud in case the Trump administration scales back those efforts.
Gov. Larry Hogan opened the door Tuesday to discussion of a state investment in a renovation of Pimlico Race Course, saying he wants to keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore and is willing to work out a deal if the price is right.
The Republican caucus of the House of Delegates scored a rare win Monday as they blocked the introduction of a Democratic bill that would have sought to extend privacy protections to Marylanders that were recently rejected in Congress.
Transit advocates sought to revive interest in the Baltimore Red Line light rail project on Tuesday by recasting it as one link in a statewide rail network that would run from Delaware to Southern Maryland to West Virginia while connecting the Baltimore and Washington Metro systems.
A commission set up by General Assembly leaders has launched the first comprehensive examination of Maryland's school construction program in 12 years, looking for ways to hold down costs while building better places to learn.
A Hogan administration appointee who said he thinks Maryland's concealed carry law is unconstitutional lost his post on a panel that awards gun permits after state senators refused to confirm him Thursday.
Two competing pieces of state legislation regarding hospital closures and transformation -- including the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health's proposal to close Harford Memorial Hospital in downtown Havre de Grace and replace it with a new medical center near the I-95/Route 155 interchange -- will be the subject of legislative committee hearings in Annapolis next week.
If last year's State of the State was intent on pointing the finger of blame at Democrats for Maryland's problems, then this year's speech was akin to extending a hand and asking for a truce from partisan bickering in attempt to get things done.
The top leaders of the General Assembly launched a new effort to craft legislation to establish retirement security plans for more than a million Marylanders who would otherwise rely entirely on Social Security in their old age.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited the Maryland Correctional Institute in Jessup Friday to announce a program that would make some inmates eligible for Pell grants.
A legislative session that began with pledges of bipartisanship wound down Monday night with General Assembly Democrats and Republican Gov. Larry Hogan embroiled in acrimony over Maryland's budget. Lawmakers cut $200 million from the new governor's $40.5 billion budget proposal and implored him to spend that money instead on public schools, state employee pay and health care initiatives. Hogan said that "was very unlikely."
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.
Dear Larry — I hope I can still call you Larry, at least until you're sworn in. You grew up in Beltsville, in my district. Your father and mine were friends back in the 1960's. I didn't vote you for you, but I'm convinced you're sincere about wanting to hold down state spending without rolling back all the progress Maryland has made in recent years. I've got a few ideas for reforms that I think can win bipartisan support — and save big money. First, a few don'ts: three
Laurel voters had few contested local races in Tuesday's general election, but joined voters across the state in deciding the next governor. The 2014 midterms didn't draw the same volume of voters as a presidential election, but residents showed up to polling stations in a steady, but slow, stream throughout the day.
Katherine Butcher, 58, is the only Republican running in District 21, a carat-shaped district that skims the Prince George's-Montgomery County line before crossing into Anne Arundel County, encompassing parts of Laurel, College Park, Gambrills and Odenton.