Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch is in the hospital with pneumonia and is expected to be absent during the crucial final days of the General Assembly session. Busch missed most of last week in the House of Delegates, presiding over the chamber only on the first day of that week
The independent consulting firm hired to untangle the ethical knots caused by insider contracts between the University of Maryland Medical System and several of its board members is scheduled to begin its work on Tuesday.
A House of Delegates committee has voted unanimously to advance sweeping legislation that would reform the University of Maryland Medical System’s board of directors as accusations of “self-dealing” rock the hospital network. The bill would bar no-bid contracts with board members.
Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch has introduced an amendment that would force all members of the embattled University of Maryland Medical System board of directors to step down by the end of the year. They'd have to reapply to return to their positions.
A small group of people seeking the expulsion of Del. Mary Ann Lisanti gathered at the intersection of Revolution and Stokes streets in Havre de Grace — Lisanti’s hometown and current place of residence — Friday evening for a protest.
The Maryland General Assembly's ethics committee is recommending a public reprimand of Baltimore County Del. Jay Jalisi for "an ongoing pattern of bullying and abusive workplace behavior." Lawmakers are receiving a 16-page report on the Democratic delegate. It says he abused and bullied his staff.
Lawmakers in Annapolis on Friday grilled leaders at the University of Maryland Medical System as they considered sweeping legislation to reform the hospital network after allegations of self-dealing and no-bid contracting with board members.
As state lawmakers contemplate reforming how the University of Maryland Medical System handles contracts with insiders, a Baltimore Sun review of other hospitals' disclosures show the practice is not rare. Only Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation dabbled in politics.
House Speaker Michael Busch said Wednesday that he will introduce sweeping legislation to reform the University of Maryland Medical System’s board of directors as accusations of “self-dealing” have rocked the hospital network.
The University of Maryland Medical System labeled its most recent $100,000 purchase of books from Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh as a "grant" to the city public school system, a mischaracterization that tax experts say is a violation of federal reporting rules for tax-exempt hospitals.
In confrontational comments made at a pivotal moment in the General Assembly session — the day when lawmakers are rushing pass bills from one chamber to the next — the Republican governor blasted lawmakers.
Gov. Larry Hogan and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller say the University of Maryland Medical System needs to put an end to any conflicts of interest in business deals for members of the system’s board of directors.
General Assembly leaders are expressing outrage and calling for reforms and an audit of the University of Maryland Medical System after The Baltimore Sun reported nine members of the system’s board — including Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh — have business deals with the hospital network.
A review by The Baltimore Sun has found nine members of the University of Maryland Medical System’s Board of Directors — including Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh — have side deals with the hospital network that are each worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Maryland lawmakers are considering abolishing the state's Handgun Permit Review Board over concerns it has been too liberal in granting carry permits to gun owners. The Senate last month refused to confirm the appointment of three board members, as it evaluates the board's future.
A powerful General Assembly committee has voted to revise Gov. Larry Hogan’s more than $46 billion budget proposal to provide millions more in funding for Maryland’s public schools, while cutting some of the Republican governor’s prized initiatives.
Maryland’s government now expects to receive hundreds of millions less in revenue than officials previously forecast, members of a state fiscal panel said. The Board of Revenue Estimates reports the state is expecting about $138 million less than anticipated for the fiscal year 2019 budget.
New Harford Democratic Club board president Bridgette Johnson emphasized her organization's call for the resignation of Del. Mary Ann Lisanti, despite a protest from one member during the club's monthly meeting Wednesday.
Harford County Del. Mary Ann Lisanti says she will return to the floor of the Maryland House of Delegates to do her job after putting "some physical distance" between her use of a racial slur and the vote by her colleagues to censure her.
Former University System of Maryland Chancellor William “Brit” Kirwan joined Democratic leaders in Annapolis to rally support for legislation that would provide more than $1 billion over the next two years to begin implementing his education commission’s recommendations.
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.
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.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh accused the Maryland Jockey Club of wanting to abandon the city for a preferred Laurel location, saying the firm “allowed Pimlico to deteriorate" by spending most of its state-funded improvements in Laurel, not Pimlico.
Officials in Annapolis and Baltimore are wrestling with a proposal by the owner of Maryland’s two largest horse racing tracks to turn Laurel Park into a “super track” capable of hosting some of racing’s largest events – perhaps even the coveted Preakness Stakes.
In a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan and legislative leaders, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said The Stronach Group would be happy to leave Pimlico Race Course as nothing more than a "fenced-in vacant lot." She blasted the track's owners after they urged construction of a "super track" at Laurel Park.