Gov. Larry Hogan is right to call out President Donald Trump’s executive order to limit the authority of states to object to projects that will hurt the quality of waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay.
On the final, marathon day of the Maryland General Assembly session, some figures emerged as last-minute winners and losers. Among the successes are the legislative agenda of the late Speaker Michael Busch and the strong showing by Baltimore's delegation to the House.
Maryland lawmakers have approved a dramatic investment in renewable energy in the final hours of the 2019 General Assembly session, passing a measure mandating that half the state’s electricity supply come from renewable sources by 2030.
Michael E. Busch, a gregarious former coach and high school teacher who became the longest-serving House of Delegates speaker in Maryland history, has died after a short bout with pneumonia. He was 72.
Though the University of Maryland Medical System's board members are appointed by the governor and the institution receives millions of dollars in taxpayer funds each year, state law allows the health system to largely operate in secrecy, its board meetings and documents kept private.
Maryland’s House of Delegates has voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that would permanently bar oyster harvesting in five waterways targeted for restoration of the distressed species. The delegates voted 96-43 to support House Speaker Michael Busch’s legislation.
Maryland legislators have given their final approval to a two-year plan to increase state funding to public schools. The Senate signed off on tweaks the House of Delegates made to the “Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.” That sends the measure to Gov. Larry Hogan for his consideration.
The General Assembly has voted to abolish the Handgun Permit Review Board. The 87-47 vote of the House of Delegates follows the Senate’s passage of the legislation by a 30-16 vote. The bill would dissolve the board, sending handgun owners seeking an appeal to a state administrative judge instead.
The Maryland General Assembly has passed legislation requiring testing of most rape kits and adding transparency to the process. The legislation requires forensic testing of evidence collected from a person who says they were a victim of rape, unless the victim does not consent to the testing.
Baltimore boosters have sent letters to Maryland Senate leaders asking them to kill a bill that would change funding formulas for how the state subsidizes improvements to racetracks, legislation that would favor Laurel Park in Anne Arundel County over Pimlico Race Course.
A group of Johns Hopkins students staged a sit-in during the university's Alumni Week to draw attention to a recently approved piece of legislation that allows for the creation of an armed campus police department.
The Maryland Senate has unanimously approved legislation outlawing self-dealing on the University of Maryland Medical System's board of directors, a day after the House of Delegates passed a similar measure. Lawmakers now must work out minor differences between the bills.
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 governors of Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware and the mayor of Washington, D.C., joined Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan in asking Congressional leaders to increase the federal budget for Chesapeake Bay cleanup Wednesday.
A lawyer for Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says the state prosecutor has opened an investigation into sales of her self-published children’s book. Defense attorney Steven Silverman says: “The mayor will be cooperating with that investigation to the fullest extent possible.”
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.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on Monday requested that 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.
Given that it will be many months before the 2020-21 calendar needs to be unveiled, we would expect CCPS to get as much feedback as possible from all stakeholders, surveying parents and staff as well as asking for public comment.
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.
Gov. Larry Hogan says more facts need to come out about the University of Maryland Medical System side deals with its volunteer board members, including Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s informal arrangement to sell the system children's health books for $500,000.
The University of Maryland Medical System made a $20,000 contribution to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s inaugural committee while she was serving as one of the hospital network’s board members, according to records shared by the committee.
Gov. Larry Hogan has vetoed three bills passed by state lawmakers that would have increased the state's hourly minimum wage to $15, allowed local school districts to decide when the academic year starts, and moved alcohol and tobacco enforcement to a new commission.
The National Park Service will begin emergency repairs on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway/Route 295 in the coming weeks — earlier than initially planned, amid pressure from Gov. Larry Hogan and the state congressional delegation.
As a pediatric hematologist/oncologist, I strive to provide my patients with the same level of care Governor Hogan received. Unfortunately, due to shortages of old and off-patent drugs used to cure approximately 85 percent of all children with cancer in the U.S., it is increasingly hard to do.