Attorney General Brian Frosh and Democratic lawmakers unveiled a plan Tuesday morning to force drug companies to explain their price hikes and allow for legal action against companies believed to be gouging consumers.
Speaker Michael E. Busch objected Thursday to a decision last week to award an extra $105,000 to the head of the University System of Maryland, calling the move inappropriate at a time when students are struggling to pay the costs of a degree.
In the aftermath of a bruising primary race for Senate, Maryland Democrats have scheduled "unity" rallies and shifted their messaging to the general election. But one piece of business from the state's bruising April primary remains conspicuously unresolved.
Criticism of Baltimore's election process mounted Friday as state officials closed in on an explanation for why the number voters who checked in at the polls in last month's primary was less than number of ballots counted.
A group of state lawmakers wants to require big poultry companies to be responsible for the manure from their chickens that are grown on family farms – forcing a change in practice that the industry has opposed.
Mayoral candidate David L. Warnock, the Baltimore venture capitalist and philanthropist, said Friday he has loaned his campaign nearly $1 million — a substantial figure that surpasses what most leading candidates typically raise.
When Gov. Larry Hogan decided to close Baltimore's long-troubled men's jail, he didn't call members of a state commission who had studied the issue. He didn't call the mayor of Baltimore. He just did it. "You don't do this by committee," said Stephen Moyer, Hogan's secretary of public safety and correctional services. "You make a decisive action."
A Senate panel voted Wednesday to impose a two-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in western Maryland, which would let lawmakers review any limits the Hogan administration may put on the controversial drilling practice.
France and the United States have reached an agreement under which Holocaust victims who were transported to Germany by the French national railway will receive reparations, potentially defusing a long-running dispute in Annapolis.
State officials said at a legislative briefing Thursday that their agencies must do more to flag financial mismanagement at group homes — problems similar to those that went unheeded at an Anne Arundel County facility where a 10-year-old died this month.
State health officials won't say how an Allegany County doctor accused of sexually assaulting a patient obtained a medical license, given a rape conviction on his record. But the state's top health official acknowledged that it's likely because they weren't aware of it.