Baltimore boosters have sent letters to Maryland Senate leaders asking them to kill a bill that would change funding formulas for how the state subsidizes improvements to racetracks, legislation that would favor Laurel Park in Anne Arundel County over Pimlico Race Course.
With a week left in Maryland’s General Assembly session, several key issues are still unsettled. But many others have been decided, and winners and losers have emerged. Here’s who came out on top — and who didn’t — in Annapolis this year.
A measure that would have legalized medically assisted suicide in Maryland was defeated on a dramatic tie vote in the state Senate. Sen. Will Smith, the bill’s sponsor, said he hoped senators will build on this year’s work on the bill as they debate the measure in future years.
Maryland’s House of Delegates on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $46.7 billion spending plan that boosts funding for the state’s public schools while cutting some of Gov. Larry Hogan’s favored proposals.
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’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.
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."
As Democrats seek to override his executive order forcing Maryland’s public schools to wait until after Labor Day to start classes, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan pledged Wednesday to fight back with a referendum.
Baltimore County state Sen. Kathy Klausmeier presided over the Maryland Senate for the first time Friday, substituting for President Thomas V. Mike Miller, who was absent due to cancer treatment. Klausmeier is the new president pro tem of the state Senate. She's been in the legislature since 1995.
James Brady, whom Gov. Larry Hogan appointed to head the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents, threw a wrench into the final week of the gubernatorial campaign. He announced a decision to keep the University of Maryland's football coach and athletic director, despite a player's death.
Maryland lawmakers have agreed to invest millions in boosting a long-neglected child care voucher program that advocates said had relegated poor families to the cheapest and lowest-quality child care available.
Gov. Larry Hogan administration's made its case to state lawmakers Wednesday for a $3 billion package of tax breaks and other incentives to woo HQ2, the secondary Amazon headquarters for which Montgomery County is competing.
A chronically underfunded child care subsidy for the working poor is getting election year attention, but even the politicians championing more cash for the program say it's not nearly enough to help everyone who needs it.
Northrop Grumman Corp would receive millions over the next five years in an incentive pushed by the Hogan administration, on top of $20 million lawmakers already intend to award the defense contractor for staying in Maryland.
With teachers and superintendents across the state in favor of a one-year moratorium in giving the Maryland School Assessments, two Montgomery County legislators are introducing bills to put a halt to the testing in March.
The General Assembly has approved a tough new law that will require Maryland's counties and Baltimore to keep up a minimum level of education spending or risk having the state withhold part of their annual tax collections and ship the money directly to local school boards. The House of Delegates voted 93-44 Friday to give final approval to the "maintenance of effort" bill, sending the bill to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who said he will sign it.