Maryland senators have voted to approve a two-year plan to send more than $700 million in extra funding to the state’s public schools. The “Blueprint for Maryland’s Future” bill now moves to the House of Delegates, where it is expected to move swiftly in the final days of the legislature.
The Maryland General Assembly has voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that will allow public schools to begin classes before Labor Day — dealing the Republican governor a defeat of what he says has been one of his most popular decisions while in office.
The flat fee for accident or incident reports in Sykesville — $25 for a report regardless of the number of pages — was the steepest among more than three dozen departments reviewed in a Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association project.
Gov. Larry Hogan’s legislation to expand the number of schools participating in the state’s technology education program died in a Senate committee — sparking harsh criticism from the governor’s office.
Debate over the Maryland school calendar has turned bitter. Some Republicans say a Democratic senator appeared to link Gov. Larry Hogan to former Alabama Gov. George Wallace. Sen. Paul Pinsky described someone "armed with an executive order" standing on "the schoolhouse steps" to block students.
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.
With spouses and children by their sides, Maryland's 188 lawmakers were sworn into office. While lawmakers are expected to hash out tricky issues over the next 90 days, the first day was largely reserved for celebration and optimism.
Elected officials in Washington and Prince George's County expressed shock and devastation that University of Maryland President Wallace Loh will retire in June while football coach DJ Durkin and athletic director Damon Evans will keep their jobs.
The University System of Maryland’s governing body on Tuesday will recommend that University of Maryland athletic director Damon Evans and head football coach DJ Durkin remain in their positions, according to sources familiar with the discussions.
A commission looking at overhauling Maryland's school systems heard far-reaching recommendations Thursday that it call for boldly expanding early childhood education and overhauling the way teachers are paid.
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.
A Maryland General Assembly proposal to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos has failed amid concerns it could stop an invasion of the spotted lanternfly. President Donald Trump's EPA has been accused of ignoring the pesticide's health risks.
Seven months after a bipartisan group of governors formed the U.S. Climate Alliance in support of the Paris climate accord — and after he previously questioned the purpose of the group — Gov. Larry Hogan said Maryland will join, after all.
The Md. legislature has passed laws that would provide financial relief for student borrowers who have been victimized by predatory, for-profit schools. Unfortunately, Gov. Larry Hogan refuses to implement these laws. Why?
All of us in the General Assembly want to hear from officials in a governor's administration whenever we start contemplating setting a new, or changing an old, policy. We want to know whether the governor supports or opposes the policies we have under review — and why. That's why I'm so mystified by how Gov. Larry Hogan has gone about his governing business. In the last three legislative sessions, Governor Hogan has directed his administration to generally avoid taking positions on
Thousands of Marylanders who will trek to the National Mall for the spectacle of Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday despite hailing from a state that remains heavily Democratic and that voted overwhelmingly for Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton. Dismissing the forecast for rain, they will gather around the U.S. Capitol to cheer on a president whose unexpected win in November has already upended Washington.
Democrats in Maryland are looking for ways to use this year's General Assembly session to protect the legacy of President Barack Obama and blunt the impact of sweeping changes they fear the Trump administration will usher in.
Gov. Larry Hogan announced his environmental agenda for 2017 on Monday, proposing Maryland spend nearly $65 million next year on tax incentives, job training and a "Green Energy Institute" at the University of Maryland.
Two of Maryland's largest public universities announced Tuesday they will establish a joint national security academy for students and professionals — part of a broader effort by state officials to lure the FBI's proposed new headquarters to the state.
Defying Gov. Larry Hogan, the Senate approved a constitutional amendment Wednesday that would curb the governor's discretion in filling the offices of comptroller and attorney general if the offices become vacant.
The Maryland Senate on Tuesday backed off an effort to require that the state school superintendent be subject to confirmation, in what would have been the first change in that selection process in a century.
Assured that Maryland is already on track to significantly reduce its climate-altering pollution, a broad-based commission called Thursday for the state to redouble its efforts, by pledging to slash so-called greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030.