Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch on Tuesday named five recipients of the Speaker’s Medallion, the chamber’s highest honor: The victims of the Capital-Gazette shooting, Wendi Winters, Rebecca Smith, Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen and John McNamara.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday proposed $1.5 million in funds to help struggling dairy farmers participate in a federal program that aims to protect dairies from plummeting milk prices paired with the rising cost of feeding cows.
Days after a staff member was shot inside a Baltimore high school, the city school board will reconsider its position on whether school police officers should be allowed to carry weapons during the day.
As Maryland lawmakers debate whether to increase the state's hourly minimum wage, workers and business owners watch to see how they'll be affected. Some saying it’s vital for workers to be paid enough to take care of basic needs. Others warn an increase would be a job-killing measure.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and state lawmakers from both parties are calling for more oversight of judges in separate legislative proposals being considered during the General Assembly session in Annapolis.
One reader pens a response to Tom Zirpoli's opinion on Trump, the wall and evangelical Christians; another opposes recent abortion laws but wonders why lawmakers don't do more to enhance a person's life after birth.
Debate over the Maryland school calendar has turned bitter. Some Republicans say a Democratic senator appeared to link Gov. Larry Hogan to former Alabama Gov. George Wallace. Sen. Paul Pinsky described someone "armed with an executive order" standing on "the schoolhouse steps" to block students.
The chairman of a Maryland House committee says lawmakers will take input from everyone who testifies about raising the state's hourly minimum wage to $15. Del. Dereck Davis says he doesn't know yet what the "sweet spot" for salary is, but the problem is real.
As legislators are challenging Gov. Larry Hogan’s order that forced public schools to open after Labor Day, Hogan promised he would send the measure to referendum for Maryland voters to decide if necessary.
In interviews this week with The Baltimore Sun, a majority of the city legislators — whose support is critical to passing legislation that would allow Johns Hopkins' private police force — said they are undecided about how they’ll vote.
Burkittsville residents say they were surprised and upset to learn in December that Gov. Larry Hogan wants to give the U.S. government 2,481 acres in the park in exchange for state control of land in Prince George's County, where Hogan hopes to convince the Redskins to build a new stadium
Frustrated by Maryland lawmakers' attempts to undo his executive order to start the state's public school year after Labor Day, Gov. Larry Hogan says he'll submit a bill that would make school boards ask voters if they want to start school earlier. Hogan says he's offering "genuine local control."
Md. legislators: Like most Marylanders, we were shocked by the tone deaf decision made by the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents last fall to place athletics above academics following the tragic death of Jordan McNair at UMD. Our bill should prevent similar mistakes.
Maryland's judiciary is helping more people who can't afford legal counsel to better represent themselves in civil legal matters, the state's chief judge, Mary Ellen Barbera, said Wednesday in her State of the Judiciary Address.
Maryland state Sen. Will Smith, an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, will deploy to Afghanistan before the end of the General Assembly session. Smith has received orders to deploy in support of Operation Resolute Support, in which U.S. troops are providing assistance for Afghan security forces.
The bill would enable the Howard County council to place a fee on plastic bags which is blamed for contributing to climate change. In Annapolis, the state delegation voted to advance the bill. Sen. Guy Guzzone was in support of the bill but said he is in favor of a ban.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning primary victory over Congressman Joe Crowley in New York suggested a pronounced shift of the Democratic Party toward Socialism. But progressive voters should consider another model other than the left-leaning Democrat: a new socialist party.
Reporter Luke Broadwater and Goucher College pollster Dr. Mileah Kromer talk about tax cuts, gun laws and Gov. Larry Hogan's "State of the State" speech, before interviewing State Sen. Justin Ready, a Carroll County Republican.
A proposal to bring Baltimore in line with state ethics laws would require officials to withhold the home addresses of city employees in public filings — a move that would make it difficult for the public to know whether residency requirements are being followed.
The Kirwan Commission’s recommendation to spend $3.8 billion more on Maryland public schools will do no good if members simultaneously hamstring teachers by insisting on another “redesign of public school curriculum.”
The City Council has given preliminary approval to a bill that would force the owner of a Southwest Baltimore trash incinerator to dramatically reduce emissions from what is the city’s single largest source of air pollution. Virtually all of the city’s trash is burned at Wheelabrator Baltimore.
Whether the Carroll County Community Events Center ever comes to fruition or not, the first step of the process needs to be the installation of Carroll’s first public turf field. The county has the property, the support of the town, and a good shot at the funding. After a year of torrential downpo
Gov. Larry Hogan, in his State of the State address on Wednesday, touched on a number of issues, including several measures to provide tax relief to Marylanders. The proposal that may ring true with many Carroll County residents is tax cut proposals aimed at retiree income.
The Pugh administration is attempting to weaken a General Assembly bill that would permanently ban Baltimore City from placing liens against homes, churches and other properties over unpaid water bills.
Although Maryland already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America say the state needs to continue to be a leader on gun control. They support bans on 3D printed guns and “ghost guns” made from kits, among other measures.
Did I ever tell you about the time Maryland's governor broke my daughter’s collarbone? That may be a slight exaggeration. It was more a joint effort by the governor, the comptroller and the summer camp planners at the Orokawa Y in Towson.
Harford County leaders were glad to hear Gov. Larry Hogan strike a bipartisan message in his State of the State speech for 2019, but some have concerns about the economic impact of his calls for tax cuts.
Marilyn Mosby’s decision to no longer prosecute anyone arrested for marijuana possession can go a long way in addressing the racial disparities that have disproportionately landed African Americans in jail with criminal records, despite the fact that they use the drug at the same rate as whites.
Maryland has taken several important stepsto protect our state and its residents from the harmful decisions of the Trump administration. Another crucial step we must take: ban chlorpyrifos, a toxic nerve agent pesticide proven to cause brain damage in children and harm the environment.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan touted an agenda that focuses on tax relief, cracking down on violent gun crime and accountability in education at his fifth State of the State Address. The tax cuts irked the Maryland Democratic Party, but "struck a chord" with two of Carroll County's state lawmakers.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said in his State of the State address that he's cut taxes, but experts say the claim stretches the meaning of a tax break. For instance, businesses and residents saved $240 million because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Other cuts came from Democratic bills Hogan signed.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan used his first State of the State address since being re-elected to push for targeted tax credits for retirees, longer sentences for gun offenders and more state oversight of local school systems.
The response of Democrats in Maryland's legislature to Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's State of the State address: We will work with you "when we can." But, Del. Kathleen Dumais said in prepared remarks, "we will not sacrifice our Democratic values and principles to cut deals."
What to expect from Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's State of the State: more specifics than his inaugural address, priorities for laws he wants passed and maybe details on "another major tax cut" he teased in remarks earlier this week.