Several critical issues, including income tax cuts and a sweeping reform of Maryland's criminal justice system, remain unresolved as the General Assembly enters its marathon finale to the annual 90-day session Monday.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed the first three bills of this legislative session Monday — two praised by environmentalists and one that helps the survivors of two slain Harford County sheriff's deputies.
State lawmakers agreed Thursday to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to spark a renaissance in Baltimore. The swift, final passage Thursday will put the package before Republican Gov. Larry Hogan as soon as Friday, forcing him to decide by next week whether to veto policies he backs because they are attached to spending mandates he does not support.
Controversial bills are being approved quickly enough by the Maryland General Assembly that if Republican Gov. Larry Hogan issues a flurry of vetoes, lawmakers will have time to override them before the legislature adjourns on April 11.
The Maryland Senate is poised to take a final vote Thursday on a sweeping bill that aims to reduce prison populations in order to save money that can be plowed into crime prevention and drug treatment.
As the General Assembly moves to create an independent police commission, key lawmakers say one of its first priorities should be to develop a statewide policy on how officers use stun guns across Maryland.
While the Maryland General Assembly's presiding officers rely on staff to read and respond to email on their state accounts, Gov. Larry Hogan is in the driver's seat of his. The 59-year-old Republican is blunt with his staffers when it comes to defending his administration and protecting his image.
From Southern Maryland, the only practical lifeline to Virginia and the South is a steep 76-year-old toll bridge with two narrow lanes, no shoulders, no sidewalks and no barrier in the median. According to the Hogan administration, it's good for another 30 years.
This legislative session, House Speaker Mike Busch and Senate President Mike Miller are making gun violence prevention laws a priority once again. They have introduced a package of bills that will enforce a requirement that convicted domestic abusers and felons to turn over their firearms, ban those on the Terrorist Watch List from owning guns and create weapon-free college campuses.
Amid the partisan discord and more than 100 competing tax proposals in Annapolis, Republicans and Democrats have firmly agreed on one thing. They want to funnel millions into the pockets of Maryland's working poor, expanding a program widely considered the government's most effective tool for helping people out of poverty.
Harford County Council members are opposing two bills before the Maryland General Assembly that would impose a rating system on state transportation projects and which critics say could reduce funding for projects in smaller and mid-size counties like Harford.
The Maryland legislature's presiding officers said Thursday they support transparency efforts to livestream video of debate in the General Assembly chambers, but their comments came with barbs for Gov. Larry Hogan.
A new push by state lawmakers to combine the flagship University of Maryland, College Park with the health- and law-focused University of Maryland, Baltimore, could give the state a dual-campus powerhouse that would leverage leverages the strengths of both institutions to launch new programs, discoveries, and businesses, supporters say.
Hundreds of people arrived in Annapolis Tuesday to weigh in on a topic that has dominated local and national headlines for more than a year: how can a government repair the broken trust between officers and the African-American communities they police?
Gov. Larry Hogan is proposing $20 million in funding for defense and aerospace giant Northrop Grumman, designed to retain the company's newly created Mission Systems divisional headquarters in Linthicum and 10,000 jobs in Maryland.
Responding to criticism from lawmakers, Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday said he no longer wants to pay for a new Baltimore jail in his budget and instead wants lawmakers to put the money toward projects at state universities.