Republican Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday enthusiastically signed more than 200 bills passed by the Democratic-led legislature, including major initiatives to enhance education funding and help victims of sexual harassment or assault.
Thousands of students seeking degrees and professional certificates at Maryland community colleges would be eligible for free tuition under a compromise the General Assembly passed in the final minutes of its 2018 legislative session.
Maryland pet stores will no longer be able to sell dogs born in so-called "puppy mills" under a bill approved by the Maryland General Assembly on Saturday. The legislation, which also applies to the sale of cats, limits where stores can obtain their animals.
The sweeping crime bill pending in the Maryland General Assembly that Gov. Larry Hogan and some state lawmakers touted as a way to combat violence in Baltimore is facing a likely collapse with just three days left in the 2018 legislative session.
The bump stock — an obscure gun accessory that became infamous when a mass killer in Las Vegas used one to speed up his lethal rate of fire — would be banned in Maryland under legislation passed by the General Assembly Wednesday.
Maryland state lawmakers have just a week left to resolve some of the costliest and most controversial problems of the year: shoring up Obamacare, alleviating an expected rise in income taxes, expanding the medical marijuana industry and bolstering school safety.
Nearly 20 years ago, a federal judge declared the Maryland lawmakers and lobbyists tolerated a “culture of corruption,” and decried the State House as a “mess” in need of reform. Today, some say, not much has changed.
The Maryland General Assembly passed a bill that is expected to save Baltimore’s public schools from losing more than $300 million due to special tax deals awarded to developments that make the city appear more prosperous than it really is.
When Maryland Democrats redrew the state’s congressional districts in 2011, officials set up the commission charged with crafting the maps to avoid the state’s open meetings law, according to a cache of documents from the time reviewed by The Baltimore Sun.
Fearful that Maryland's individual insurance market could collapse weeks before Election Day, Democrat and Republican leaders have pushed a $380 million tax to shore up Obamacare in Maryland next year.
Describing recent health insurance premium increases in Maryland as “unsustainable,” Gov. Larry Hogan and the state’s legislative leaders on Wednesday embraced the idea of a federal reinsurance program that would help offset the expense of the sickest patients.
bs-ed-op-0308-gun-control-20180306. Speaker Busch: Many factors and forces come together in each mass shooting, but what lies at the center is one constant: guns. And despite this fact the federal government refuses to address gun control. So Md. will have to do it.
General Assembly leaders were frustrated that crab apple trees flanking the entrance to the Maryland State House were cut down by the Hogan administration. So they're passing a law to give presiding officers more control over landscaping and repairs to the bricked plaza outside the capital.
Maryland lawmakers in the Maryland General Assembly are seeking to ban bump stocks, take guns from domestic abusers and create a "red flag" system to intervene when a gun owner's behavior is threatening but not criminal.
Baltimore Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks, who is facing federal corruption charges, has been removed from his committee positions in the Maryland Senate, a unusual disciplinary action that strips Oaks of the type of influence he’s accused of abusing.
Democrats in the General Assembly are increasingly irritated by Gov. Larry Hogan's penchant for adopting — some would say hijacking — their popular proposals and claiming them as his own. A Hogan spokesman says it's just a demonstration that the governor is willing to push for good ideas wherever
The Democratic leaders of the General Assembly said Thursday that they will support legislation implementing the a broad range of improvements in Maryland’s public schools recommended by a commission Gov. Larry Hogan wrote off the previous day as lost.
A House of Delegates bill calls for limiting the amount of beer Maryland's small breweries can serve on their premises while allowing large breweries, such as the one being built in Baltimore County by Guinness, to maintain existing amounts.
Gov. Larry Hogan threw his support Wednesday behind legislation introduced by House Speaker Michael E. Busch — who owes his life to a liver transplant — to provide a tax credit for living organ donors.
With two weeks until thousands of part-time workers across Maryland are set to begin accruing paid time off, state leaders are at odds over whether to give confused business owners more time to adjust to the new law.
A year after Maryland sent an all-male delegation to Congress for the first time in four decades, a handful of female candidates for federal office are questioning whether elected officials and organizations in the state are doing enough to avoid a similar outcome in the November midterm elections.