Acting Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young is seeking to reassure residents, city employees and state elected officials, saying he will serve as “a stabilizing force” for Baltimore while Mayor Catherine Pugh is on leave. Pugh's attorney has confirmed the state prosecutor is investigating her.
Maryland lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that will allow the Johns Hopkins University to form its own police force in Baltimore. The Senate voted 42-2 to approve the bill, dubbed the “Community Safety and Strengthening Act.”
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.”
Without objection, the delegates voted to advance Speaker Michael Busch’s sweeping legislation that would reform the University of Maryland Medical System’s board of directors amid accusations of self-dealing that have rocked the hospital network.
Baltimore and Maryland officials are reacting to Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh's leave of absence after it was revealed she had more deals to sell her line of "Healthy Holly" books to more than just the University of Maryland Medical System.
A little over a dozen people gathered in a room at the Carroll County Agriculture Center on a Saturday in late February, finding their seats in plastic folding chairs after grabbing information packets and fliers from two folding tables. The meeting topic? Marijuana. Medical cannabis.
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.
While she received hundreds of thousands of dollars though a no-bid book deal with the University of Maryland Medical System, then state senator Catherine Pugh sponsored dozens of bills affecting hospitals in Maryland — including several that would have benefited UMMS.
Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch is in the hospital with pneumonia and is expected to be absent during the crucial final days of the General Assembly session. Busch missed most of last week in the House of Delegates, presiding over the chamber only on the first day of that week
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.
A proposal to require background checks on private sales of rifles and shotguns has cleared a key hurdle in the Maryland General Assembly. The Judicial Proceedings Committee voted 8-3 to advance a version of the bill to the Senate for consideration. The House has approved a different version.
A House of Delegates committee has voted unanimously to advance sweeping legislation that would reform the University of Maryland Medical System’s board of directors as accusations of “self-dealing” rock the hospital network. The bill would bar no-bid contracts with board members.
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.
The Baltimore County medical cannabis growing company on Monday sued Maryland regulators to stop them awarding licenses to four new competitors withdrew the lawsuit Friday amid a torrent of backlash accusing the politically-connected firm of trying to derail an attempt to diversify the industry.
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.
Over the objections of student protesters, Maryland’s House of Delegates has voted overwhelmingly to approve hotly debated legislation to authorize an armed police force for the private Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The state Senate has passed a different version of the legislation.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is apologizing for upsetting "the people of Baltimore" with her book deal with the University of Maryland Medical System. While on the hospital network's board, she sold the system 100,000 copies of her "Healthy Holly" books for $500,000.
When I started campaigning to represent District 34A as a delegate in Annapolis, I detailed several issues of importance on my website and on the trail. They became the core of my political agenda in Harford County. One of which was retirees and seniors residing here in our state.
The General Assembly has voted unanimously to name June 28 “Freedom of the Press Day” in Maryland to honor the five victims who died in the Capital Gazette shooting in Annapolis on that date last year.
Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch has introduced an amendment that would force all members of the embattled University of Maryland Medical System board of directors to step down by the end of the year. They'd have to reapply to return to their positions.
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 owner of Pimlico Race Course has sent a letter to Baltimore's top lawyer, asking him to withdraw the city's lawsuit seeking to seize ownership of the track and the Preakness Stakes. The Stronach Group argues only the state of Maryland can take actions related to the racing industry.
A measure that would have legalized medically assisted suicide in Maryland was defeated on a dramatic tie vote in the state Senate. Sen. Will Smith, the bill’s sponsor, said he hoped senators will build on this year’s work on the bill as they debate the measure in future years.
Sen. Sarah Elfreth, 30, an Anne Arundel Democrat and Del. Julian Ivey, 23, a Prince George's County Democrat, join Luke and Mileah and discuss everything from oysters and gun legislation to the biggest lessons they've learned from their first session in office.
The family of Anton Black came to Annapolis on Tuesday to raise concern that legislation bearing the 19-year-old’s name has not received a vote in Maryland’s General Assembly — while another police transparency bill they view as much weaker is advancing.
A Baltimore County company that is licensed by the state to grow and sell medical cannabis is attempting to stop the Maryland commission that regulates the industry from awarding four new licenses to potential competitors.
A small group of people seeking the expulsion of Del. Mary Ann Lisanti gathered at the intersection of Revolution and Stokes streets in Havre de Grace — Lisanti’s hometown and current place of residence — Friday evening for a protest.
The Maryland General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to pass a $46.6 billion budget that increases funding for education by more than what Gov. Larry Hogan proposed — but not as much as some school advocates desired.