State lawmakers and civil liberties advocates are considering legislation that would regulate police surveillance programs — and require public disclosure — after the Baltimore Police Department ran a secret aerial surveillance program over the city for months.
Korryn Gaines lived and died on social media. The many photos and videos that the Randallstown woman posted on Instagram and Facebook show a confident, happy young woman bursting with pride in her young children, her family and her sense of fashion.
The Harford County legislative delegation ended the 2016 General Assembly session Monday with the passage of a flurry of bills that will show the county and state's continued support for two slain Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies, allow alcohol to be served in local movie theaters and allow Harford Community College to obtain a license for alcohol sales during community events on campus.
The General Assembly agreed Monday to sweeping changes in Maryland's criminal justice policies, but failed to reach a deal that would have given residents their first major income tax break in nearly two decades.
Six lawyers who make regular appearances before the Harford County Liquor Control Board say changes are needed in the board's resident licensee rules, paperwork and personal appearance requirements and in the current setback laws regarding licensed alcoholic beverage establishments and schools.
Carroll County will soon have another voice in Annapolis fighting for its residents' concerns by assisting legislators in developing and reviewing bills that will potentially benefit or harm its residents.
Despite widespread support in the General Assembly, the "Death with Dignity" bill, which would permit a doctor to prescribe life-ending drugs to certain terminally ill patients, was not voted upon in its recent session. Instead, it was remanded to "summer study." There are some who believe that summer study is where bills go to die. In the case of "Death with Dignity," however, I believe that respectful consideration of the suggestions of thoughtful but uncommitted legislators will produce even
Possession of marijuana paraphernalia as well as smoking in public or while driving will remain criminal offenses for another year after Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed a decriminalization bill that passed the General Assembly.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed legislation drafted by Sen. Ben Cardin to create a nationwide alert system to help capture anyone who harms a police officer or makes a credible threat to do so.
We ask the Gov. Larry Hogan to do the right thing and quickly issue strong nitrogen oxide regulations that bring Maryland's power plants up to snuff. Baltimore should benefit from the Clean Air Act just like the rest of the country. Instead, we continue to breathe dangerously polluted air with no fix in sight.
By Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, Dana M. Stein and Laurel Peltier
The Maryland General Assembly unanimously approved a bill requested by Sheriff Jim DeWees and Warden George Hardinger to extend due process rights to deputies working at the Carroll County Detention Center and Gov. Larry Hogan signed the bill into law Tuesday.
Gov. Larry Hogan signed legislation Tuesday aimed at increasing police accountability during a ceremony that had been delayed because of unrest in Baltimore after the death of a man injured while in police custody.
As the Obama administration prepares to change the way it enforces immigration laws, top officials have been conducting weeks of shuttle diplomacy, touring the country to try to re-enlist police chiefs and mayors in the cause of deporting people convicted of crimes.
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners will be hosting a ceremonial gaming bill signing event Tuesday, May 12, to show its appreciation for the eight years of effort by the county's legislators to get the bill passed.
Among the bills awaiting action from Gov. Larry Hogan's desk is House Bill 298, a proposal that does more harm than good when it comes to keeping kids' private and personal information out of the hands of technology companies. Governor Hogan should veto the bill.
This month, the trade writing committees of the Congress announced new legislation designed to advance human rights through trade. But the bill does not say what human rights the Congress includes, how policymakers will use free trade agreements to advance human rights, or explain how the U.S. will assess whether these human rights are being adequately respected.
With a bill to restore voting rights for formerly incarcerated individuals on his desk awaiting a signature, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has a chance to do the right thing — and to follow in the footsteps of another Republican governor from a neighboring state.
The questions of overcoming the effects of poverty are still very much with us today, 50 years after Lyndon Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to help end the economic achievement gap.