A powerful General Assembly committee has voted to revise Gov. Larry Hogan’s more than $46 billion budget proposal to provide millions more in funding for Maryland’s public schools, while cutting some of the Republican governor’s prized initiatives.
A bill that would allow Johns Hopkins University to create a private police force in Baltimore has cleared another hurdle in the Maryland General Assembly. The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee voted 9-1 to advance the bill to the Senate for consideration.
After an intense and emotional debate this week, members of the Maryland House of Delegates approved a bill that would allow certain terminally ill patients to obtain medication they could take to end their lives. Here's a look at what the bill does and why it is moving forward.
Debate has turned emotional in Annapolis as Maryland legislators decide whether or not to pass legislation that would allow terminally-ill adults to obtain prescription drugs they could take to end their lives. Help us add to our coverage with your perspective on the issue.
Baltimore’s delegation to the Maryland House of Delegates has unanimously voted to endorse a bill that would give the city full control of its police department — a change City Council members have sought for years. The city police department was established in the 19th century as a state agency.
The Maryland House of Delegates has approved a bill that would allow terminally ill adults to obtain prescription drugs to end their lives. The vote was 74-66, three votes more than the 71 votes required for passage. A companion bill is pending in the state Senate.
Maryland’s government now expects to receive hundreds of millions less in revenue than officials previously forecast, members of a state fiscal panel said. The Board of Revenue Estimates reports the state is expecting about $138 million less than anticipated for the fiscal year 2019 budget.
New Harford Democratic Club board president Bridgette Johnson emphasized her organization's call for the resignation of Del. Mary Ann Lisanti, despite a protest from one member during the club's monthly meeting Wednesday.
Racism poisons the well for investment and growth in all black spaces, by specifically devaluing homes in majority-black areas like Prince George’s County, robbing municipalities of tax revenue and individual families of the wealth that helps them withstand unavoidable economic shocks.
Some Carroll County elected officials say the proposed 6th Congressional District map adopted by Gov. Larry Hogan’s redistricting commission is a small step in the right direction. The proposed map pairs most of Frederick County and about half of Carroll County with other western counties.
The Maryland House of Delegates has passed a bill that would shield from the public the names and photographs of youth who are criminally charged as adults until a judge has determined whether the case should be moved to juvenile court.
After traveling to Iowa and sparking further media speculation about whether he would challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 GOP primary, Gov. Larry Hogan returned to Maryland and said he was no closer to making a decision about his political future.
After years of bashing fellow Democratic leaders in Annapolis, the risk for State Comptroller Peter Franchot of losing his role regulating Maryland's alcohol and tobacco industries is serious and real. The legislature is advancing a bill that would give that work to an independent commission.
Key Baltimore senators have voted to endorse a series of legislative amendments designed to win the Maryland General Assembly’s approval for an armed police force at Johns Hopkins University's campuses in the city.
Harford County Del. Mary Ann Lisanti says she will return to the floor of the Maryland House of Delegates to do her job after putting "some physical distance" between her use of a racial slur and the vote by her colleagues to censure her.
We face a caregiving crisis in America. More than 40 million people provide uncompensated care for relatives every year. Most must juggle their caregiving with their employment; some have to make a choice between the two.
Maryland legislators have high hopes for passing a bill to increase the state’s renewable energy standards to 50 percent by 2030 and setting a plan in action to raise the standard to 100 percent by 2040, along with aiming to increase jobs in the renewable energy sector.
Maryland’s senators have approved a bill that would ban polystyrene foam food containers and cups, starting next year. If the bill becomes law, Maryland would be the first with a statewide ban. Republicans raised concerns the ban would cause difficulty for farmers and small businesses.
In January, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby filed a lawsuit asking the Baltimore circuit court to overturn 4,800 convictions for possession of marijuana. her suit is an affront to the criminal justice system and is nothing more than a publicity stunt.
Hopkins president: It is imperative for the state to move forward with the recommendations of the Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (known as the Kirwan Commission) to substantially improve the educational outlook for this state.
Renovating Pimlico and keeping the Preakness in Baltimore is not only about keeping our history of almost 150 years intact, it's also about improving quality of life for Park Heights residents, creating jobs, offering an opportunity to those without opportune circumstances,