While most of the conversations surrounding education in Annapolis have been about the Kirwan Commission and their high-priced, pie-in-the-sky recommendations, Del. Rose’s education bills would improve the lives of students and bring Maryland’s public education into the 21st century.
The proposed commission would study myriad issues about the well-being of college athletes, including whether Maryland colleges and universities are providing enough academic support for athletes and if there are enough resources for those suffering from injuries.
The chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland says Del. Mary Ann Lisanti, a Democrat from Harford County censured by the House for using a racial slur, is now a “lame duck delegate” and should resign.
After failing in past years, a bill to permit terminally ill Maryland residents to obtain prescription drugs to end their own lives is moving forward in the state's General Assembly. Two House of Delegates committees jointly voted to advance the “End of Life Option Act" to the full chamber.
In Annapolis, there are new moves to impose small cells on Marylanders. Essentially low-powered stations meant to improve wireless service, small cells are usually positioned at most a few hundred feet away from one another. But the personal cost for such service is high.
Baltimore leaders plan to bus residents to Annapolis for a “big rally to keep the Preakness in Baltimore.” It comes as General Assembly lawmakers consider bills central to the future of horse racing in Maryland — and pivotal to the location of the Preakness Stakes, part of the Triple Crown.
State and local lawmakers have said for years they do not want to see the Preakness leave Baltimore. Yet no one raised any alarms as Pimlico's owner was focusing most of its finances of turning Laurel Park into a "super track" that would host the third leg of the Triple Crown.
As Harford County delegate Mary Ann Lisanti faced a censure vote in the House of Delegates, community leaders and elected officials in Harford County — and across the state — are calling for her resignation.
Amid settlement talks between Gov. Larry Hogan and advocates for Maryland’s four historically black institutions, the House of Delegates is scheduled to hold a hearing Friday on legislation that would force the governor to appropriate more than $16 million in the state budget for each university,
Motorcyclists would be allowed to ride between lanes of highway traffic and between vehicles stopped at traffic lights under a bill scheduled for a first hearing in the Maryland House of Delegates on Thursday.
The Maryland Senate has advanced a bill that would ban the use of the foam products by restaurants and grocery stores. The Senate will consider the bill again Monday before taking a final vote. A similar bill is pending in the House of Delegates.
The Maryland House of Delegates has approved a bill revamping the practices of the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents. The legislation was prompted by the 2018 death of Terrapins football player Jordan McNair, who collapsed during practice.
Maryland county leaders, including Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr., testified Wednesday in Annapolis in support of a bill that could add $1.8 billion to the state’s school construction funding over the next four years.
Howard County’s government operates a school system, a police department with nearly 500 sworn officers, a fire department, a water and sewer system, a landfill and six branch libraries that have the highest per-capita circulation rate in the state.
Gov. Larry Hogan’s legislation to expand the number of schools participating in the state’s technology education program died in a Senate committee — sparking harsh criticism from the governor’s office.
In 2017, the legislature appointed a group of educators and experts to analyze school disciplinary practices in Maryland and study best practices with respect to restorative approaches to school discipline that foster school climates most conducive to learning. Here's what we found.
By Deborah Thompson Eisenberg and Barbara Sugarman Grochal
LaToya Holley and fellow members of Anton Black’s family came to the State House in Annapolis on Tuesday to press for passage of the proposed law, which would require Maryland State Police to develop a uniform citizen complaint process
Two weeks after a shooting in a Baltimore high school, the city’s school board reversed its position on whether school police should be allowed to carry weapons, voting 8-2 in support of legislation that would amend state law to allow officers to patrol schools with guns.
With the leaders of the General Assembly promising to begin livestreaming sessions of the House of Delegates and state Senate over the next two years, lawmakers are withdrawing a bill that would have forced them to do so.
The House of Delegates will begin debate on a bill to gradually increase Maryland's minimum wage from $10.10 per hour to $15 an hour. The revised bill falls short of what worker advocates and unions hope for, because it would slow the rate of the increase and allow a lower wage for servers.
The National Popular Vote compact will make every vote equal, compel candidates to campaign nationwide, and guarantee the presidency to the candidate receiving the most popular votes in all 50 states and D.C. Md. Senate Bill 582 does not deliver any of these three benefits.
Md. senator: I recently introduced legislation in the Maryland General Assembly that commits our state to awarding its Electoral College votes to the winner of the national popular vote, contingent on a state with a similar number of electoral votes that voted for Trump in 2016 doing the same.
Ten weeks after a study recommended that the city, state and Pimlico Race Course owner negotiate over the track's uncertain future, the dialogue has become strained and elected officials now say they are battling to prevent the Preakness Stakes from ditching Baltimore.
The Maryland Senate has refused to confirm Gov. Larry Hogan’s appointment of three members to a board that reviews decisions by state police on permits to carry concealed handguns, with several senators citing the board’s rate of granting appeals.
Maryland is a step closer to becoming the first state to ban foam food and drink containers. A state Senate committee has approved the proposed ban, sending it to the full Senate. Supporters of the legislation say it would help the environment by reducing litter.
A day after 12 people were shot in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels told lawmakers in Annapolis that the city’s “unrelenting” violence shows the need for his institution to create its own police force. Opponents argue armed officers would do more harm than good.
Maryland's senators have approved a bill that would add a gender designation option of "X" on driver's licenses and state identification cards. The 32-14 vote came without any debate, and the measure now moves to the House of Delegates for consideration.