Incoming Sen. Cory McCray will represent Baltimore on the Senate's powerful budget committee. McCray, 36, will take the Budget and Taxation Committee seat held for 24 years by the man he defeated in June’s Democratic primary, Sen. Nathaniel J. McFadden.
Many of the hundreds of Maryland laws that take effect Monday extend protections for women. One explicitly bans using threats of shame or economic harm to coerce a person into having sex. Others address sexual assault, workplace harassment and the rights of female inmates.
Several thousand voters who were affected by a Motor Vehicle Administration computer glitch discovered just before the June 26 primary may have skipped voting rather than cast provisional ballots, state elections statistics show.
The results of a Democratic primary that saw several incumbents fall to progressive challengers strike at the very foundation of Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller's 32-year reign over the Maryland Senate.
All of the 188 seats in the Maryland General Assembly — 47 in the Senate, 141 in the House of Delegates — were on the ballot Tuesday, forcing many veteran incumbents in the Baltimore region and elsewhere to face possible ouster as voters decided whether to make sweeping changes in Annapolis.
More than 18,700 people will have to vote on provisional ballots in Tuesday’s election thanks to a computer glitch that failed to record their voter registration changes, state officials announced late Saturday.
Challengers to Baltimore’s incumbent state senators are promising to bring change and new energy to the city’s representation in Annapolis. But Democratic leaders warn that such an outcome could further diminish the city’s political clout in the General Assembly.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday enthusiastically signed more than 200 bills passed by the Democratic-led legislature, including major initiatives to enhance education funding and help victims of sexual harassment or assault.
Baltimore County state Sen. Bobby Zirkin is so popular and well-funded that no one has challenged him in years. But a group of his constituents, frustrated that he isn’t progressive enough, are putting up a candidate of their own this year: PIkesville attorney Sheldon Laskin.
A bill in the Maryland General Assembly had sought to add more black firms to the state's regulated medical marijuana industry. Instead it may end up favoring existing players — nearly all of whom are white-owned companies.
Universities have a unique role to play in this field of study. For more than 20 years, Congress has essentially barred the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from conducting research on gun violence.
Democrats in the General Assembly are increasingly irritated by Gov. Larry Hogan's penchant for adopting — some would say hijacking — their popular proposals and claiming them as his own. A Hogan spokesman says it's just a demonstration that the governor is willing to push for good ideas wherever
The Maryland Senate on Wednesday advanced legislation to delay a policy entitling part-time workers to paid sick leave until July, setting up a showdown with the House of Delegates over one of the biggest policy initiatives of the legislature's current term.
Many women said they came to Baltimore’s rally to build on the momentum of last year’s historic Women’s March on Washington, when hundreds of thousands of people converged on the nation’s capital to condemn Trump’s fledgling presidency.
Seven months after a bipartisan group of governors formed the U.S. Climate Alliance in support of the Paris climate accord — and after he previously questioned the purpose of the group — Gov. Larry Hogan said Maryland will join, after all.
Del. Maggie McIntosh, chair of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, plans to introduce a constitutional amendment that would put the state’s share of revenue from its casino gambling industry in a “lockbox."
The Md. legislature has passed laws that would provide financial relief for student borrowers who have been victimized by predatory, for-profit schools. Unfortunately, Gov. Larry Hogan refuses to implement these laws. Why?
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh doesn't have an A-list air about him. But late in the afternoon on the General Assembly's final day, he was greeted like a celebrity when he walked onto the floor of the Maryland Senate.
The Maryland Senate on Thursday killed but later revived a bill that would reinstate Gov. Martin O'Malley's 2012 rule requiring installation of advanced technology in homes built on septic systems even when they are located outside the "critical areas" that border the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
Maryland Democratic lawmakers made their case Tuesday against a series of education bills that they say push a "privatization agenda" championed by President Donald Trump and his controversial new education secretary, Betsy DeVos.
On only the third day of the 90-day General Assembly session, senators had a dust-up over a minor bill that led Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. to admonish his colleagues to be considerate of one another.