In what could be a devastating blow to bail bondsmen, Maryland's Legislative Black Caucus voted overwhelmingly Thursday to oppose legislation that would negate part of a rule adopted by the state's top court diminishing the role of cash bail in pretrial release.
The Maryland House of Delegates unanimously passed a bill Friday that updates the state's ethics laws, requiring more disclosure of lawmakers' conflicts of interest and putting some new limits on legislators' advocacy of private businesses.
General Assembly leaders have coalesced around a plan to issue an additional five medical marijuana growing licenses and increase the likelihood several of those lucrative deals went to minority-owned companies.
Governor Larry Hogan popped into a Montgomery County elementary school Thursday morning to read some Dr. Seuss, sharing the job with one of the Trump administration's most divisive figures, education secretary Betsy DeVos.
A three-judge panel has ordered Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. and House Speaker Michael E. Busch to give depositions and turn over documents in a federal lawsuit challenging the 2011 redrawing of the state's congressional districts.
A federal grand jury indicted Michael Vaughn, a state delegate who resigned abruptly in January, on charges that he took bribes to support a liquor license bill in the General Assembly and misused his campaign finance account.
As Congress and the Trump administration move toward a possible cutoff of federal money for Planned Parenthood, Democratic leaders in the General Assembly are rallying around a planto have the state fill the funding gap.
On Monday in Annapolis, descendants of former Supreme Court chief justice Roger B. Taney apologize to a descendant of Dred Scott, initiating what both families hope will be a long-term campaign of racial reconciliation in America.
The House of Delegates punished Del. Dan Morhaim Friday with a formal reprimand because he advocated for policies that benefit medical marijuana companies without fully disclosing he was a paid consultant for one.
Baltimore County Del. Dan Morhaim broke the spirit of Maryland's ethics rules when he served as a chief architect of Maryland's medical marijuana industry without properly disclosing he had ties to a company seeking licenses to sell the drug, according to a review by lawmakers obtained by The Baltimore Sun.
Pimlico Race Course needs to be redeveloped at a cost between $250 million and $320 million to assure the 147-year-old north Baltimore facility remains a suitable home for the Preakness but questions loom about who might pay for it.
Gov. Larry Hogan took a shot at General Assembly leaders Wednesday, prodding the House to schedule a hearing on one of his bills while tweaking Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller about his colorful language.
Baltimore school officials are asking state and city lawmakers for $65 million to shrink their $130 million budget deficit and avert the possible layoff or more than 1,000 employees. But schools CEO Sonja Santelises said she has "no firm commitments" from Annapolis or City Hall.
Maryland Democratic lawmakers made their case Tuesday against a series of education bills that they say push a "privatization agenda" championed by President Donald Trump and his controversial new education secretary, Betsy DeVos.
Gov. Larry Hogan's team on Tuesday announced a new package of proposed anti-heroin measures, including stiff penalties for dealers who supply deadly drugs, strict limits on opioid prescriptions and a new command center to coordinate authorities' response to the crisis.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. said Tuesday that he shouldn't have revealed that a General Assembly ethics committee has hired a lawyer to help investigate a delegate's dealings in the medical cannabis industry.
Maryland's six casinos have pumped $1.7 billion into the state's education trust fund — a financial windfall that advocates for gambling promised would go to the state's public schools. But state funding for public schools has not increased more than what was already required.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller showed up to the second day of his 48th consecutive year of legislative sessions using a cane, which the 74-year-old jokingly derided as making him look "real old and stupid."