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.
Reaction to the police body camera video of the police's fatal encounter with 19-year-old Anton Black in Greensboro, Md., ranges from activists who say it shows police brutality and others who say police used proper procedures
Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch has announced his chamber would begin livestreaming its sessions next year on the General Assembly’s website, and state Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller says the Senate will follow suit in 2021.
Despite Gov. Larry Hogan's assurance that his state budget proposal is structurally balanced, Democratic leaders in the General Assembly say they could be forced to cut it after a non-partisan analysis found it is not.
A battle is shaping up in Annapolis over whether — and by how much — to increase Maryland’s minimum wage. Advocates want a bill passed that will raise it to $15 for everyone. Opponents, including groups representing small businesses, hope to block an increase — or at least soften its impact.
Gov. Hogan's shift in tone regarding the building of a new Redskins Stadium in Md. is more telling than surprising. Indeed, while there are numerous and significant obstacles for this project, none is as formidable as public opinion.
The federal judge overseeing the Baltimore police consent decree on Thursday called for the state to contribute money towards a new city police training facility, and also disputed recent comments by the governor that reforms and crime reduction can’t occur simultaneously.
An Atlanta-based flooring company plans to open a 1.5 million square-foot distribution center at the Tradepoint Altantic development project in Sparrows Point, potentially creating 150 full-time jobs by the end of 2023.
Anton Black, the African-American teenager who died in police custody on the Eastern Shore, suffered “sudden cardiac death” and it is likely that his struggle with law enforcement contributed, according to the autopsy report prepared by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
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 State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt will retire later this year. Emmet Davitt's notable targets include former Baltimore County schools superintendent Dallas Dance, who pleaded guilty to failing to disclose income for part-time consulting work and served time in jail.
Former Maryland congressman and basketball star Tom McMillen is urging Gov. Larry Hogan and legislative leaders “to take all necessary steps” to avoid a college athletics betting scandal if the state legalizes betting on football, basketball and other sports.
Maryland is one of 26 states that have infringed on residents’ First Amendment rights by restricting companies that support a boycott of Israel from being eligible to bid for state contracts. These anti-BDS laws are designed to punish people for political views and have led to six lawsuits.
By Zainab Chaudry, Dana Vickers Shelley and Nathan Feldman
The president of a Washington think tank says he’s been pushing Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan for weeks to explore a Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump in 2020. Niskanen Center founder Jerry Taylor says he’s been encouraging Hogan to run - and the governor hasn't said, "No."
Maryland’s black lawmakers are asking Gov. Larry Hogan to meet to help settle a long-running lawsuit that alleges the state fostered segregation at public universities. The lawsuit was first filed 12 years ago. In 2013, the courts ruled the state’s actions did allow segregation to continue.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is pledging to increase funding for public education in Maryland and give all state employees a raise. The governor says his $46.6 billion budget proposal will include money for a 3 percent raise for state workers,
Dels. Lauren Arikan and Steve Johnson, and Sen. Jason Gallion, all freshmen legislators representing Harford County, have completed their first week in the Maryland General Assembly. They shared their thoughts on Gov. Larry Hogan's inauguration, the atmosphere in Annapolis and proposed legislation.
Maryland’s two-term Republican Gov. Larry Hogan urged a different direction for the GOP after taking the oath of office for another four years. Hogan had Jeb Bush introduce him and praised the traditional wing of the Republican Party, while condemning dysfunction in Washington.
The first public hearing on the Emergency Commission on Sixth Congressional District Gerrymandering, tasked with redrawing the boundary of Maryland's congressional District 6, found unconstitutional, was held in Frederick on Monday.
Gov. Larry Hogan doesn't need to lead the anti-Trumpers or set himself up for a presidential bid in 2020. He just needs to look out for his constituents in a calm, rational way. That's as anti-Trump as it gets.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan plans to put $5 million in his next budget for security grants for houses of worship, schools and child care centers in Maryland. Hogan’s office says the budget will include a $3 million grant program, overseen by the Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will travel to Annapolis to serve as the featured speaker at Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s inauguration Wednesday — a move that will put two favorites of anti-Trump Republicans on stage together.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is releasing his latest budget proposal and celebrating his second inauguration this week in Annapolis, while members of the General Assembly begin a push for what might end up being the hottest issue of the session: raising the state’s hourly minimum wage.