The Westminster Common Council is considering a proposal to ban the distribution of single-use plastic bags in the city and is seeking input at a public hearing Wednesday. If passed, the ordinance would make Westminster the third municipality in Maryland to impose a bag ban.
Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to sign about 200 bills, including measures the General Assembly passed to reform the University of Maryland Medical System board of directors, allow the private Johns Hopkins University to create a police force, and establish a Maryland Freedom of the Press Day.
Among nearly 200 bills Gov. Larry Hogan has signed into law, Maryland will honor journalists with "Freedom of the Press Day" on June 28. That's the anniversary of a shooting at The Capital newspaper in Annapolis that killed five employees. Maryland has 23 other commemorative periods.
Baltimore's acting mayor has put another aide to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh on leave, according to sources familiar with the move. That means six staffers in Pugh's office are absent on leave, although they are receiving their salaries.
Governor Larry Hogan is expected to sign a bill granting an additional $3.2 million to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for the next two years — a potentially crucial step towards resolving a contentious labor dispute and allowing the the organization to remain a 52-week ensemble.
Users on Reddit asked Baltimore Sun reporters Doug Donovan, Luke Broadwater, Ian Duncan, Talia Richman and Liz Bowie their questions regarding Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and her "Healthy Holly" book deals with UMMS and other entities.
There's now officially a three-way race to become the next speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, with Adrienne Jones of Baltimore County, Maggie McIntosh of Baltimore and Dereck Davis of Prince George's County openly campaigning for the post.
Constituents, colleagues and lobbyists honored the late Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch at his funeral in Annapolis. City Alderwoman Rhonda Pindell Charles said of Busch: "He was us." Former state delegate Bruce Poole said Busch had "an enduring interest that ordinary citizens had a shot."
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman plans a $10.7 million increase in operations funding for Harford County Public Schools next year, part of a $903.1 million total county budget he unveiled Monday morning.
Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks said Friday she is supporting Del. Dereck Davis to be the next speaker of Maryland’s House of Delegates after the death of long-serving Speaker Michael Busch.
Acting Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young has ordered an audit of Associated Black Charities’ management of the city’s multi-million-dollar Children and Fund amid a widening scandal involving Mayor Catherine Pugh’s sales of self-published children’s books.
Several health bills passed the legislature this session, including one to make it easier for the uninsured to enroll in a plan, a board to control drug prices and extension of a tax to stabilize the insurance market.
State legislators hoping to find a way to stop large, multi-state firms from taking control of the state’s medical cannabis industry realized couldn’t turn back the clock without getting the state sued, so they acted instead to draw a line limiting further consolidation.
Del. Adrienne A. Jones, a Baltimore County Democrat who is the long-serving Speaker Pro tem of the Maryland House of Delegates, says she is running to be speaker. Jones, 64, was a close ally of the late Speaker Michael Busch, who died Sunday from pneumonia.
Close advisers to Mayor Catherine Pugh said Tuesday that she is still recovering from a serious case of pneumonia that has sapped her strength and forced her to convalesce at home, under doctors’ supervision, since late last month.
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’s 90-day legislative session came to a conclusion Monday, with several major initiatives gaining approval. Here are some the key takeaways for Harford County residents from this year’s legislative session.
As an ob/gyn physician and an advocate for women’s health, I am immensely proud to live and work in Maryland, a state that has consistently acted first to pass policy and legislation protecting access to health care for women.
Maryland’s Senate opened its floor session with tearful words of tribune to House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch — a pillar of state government who died after a bout with pneumonia. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said he couldn't sleep or talk about Busch's death.
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.
An effort to help Maryland's thoroughbred racetracks — including Northwest Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course — fizzled on the final day of the General Assembly session. Lawmakers sent a bill back to a committee, a procedural move that marked the defeat of the measure.
On the last day of Maryland's General Assembly session, lawmakers gave final approval to sweeping legislation that would reform the University of Maryland Medical System’s board of directors amid revelations of single-source contracts for some board members.