State and local lawmakers called on Baltimore school officials Monday to rein in policies and practices that led the district to pay employees $42 million last year in accrued leave, bonuses, overtime, stipends and other compensation.
This week, the Maryland legislature is expected to take up two controversial topics that have been tied up in committees: right-to-die legislation and Gov. Larry Hogan's bill to expand charter schools.
The Maryland Transit Administration's signature effort to improve its troubled Baltimore-area bus system — already delayed for nearly a year — faces an uncertain future because of new skepticism from the administration of Gov. Larry Hogan.
It has been an Iranian tradition since 1979 to end Friday prayers with chants of "Death to America!" In a purely rational world, that would be all one needed to know that Iran is not a reliable negotiating partner. Alas, we do not live in such a world. But there's more evidence.
Martin O'Malley, who is stumping through Iowa as he considers a bid for the White House, told Democrats on Friday night that Congress should reinstate tough Wall Street regulations that were repealed during the Clinton administration.
An unusual alliance of Republicans and urban liberals defeated a bill in the House Friday night that have raised filing fees for civil cases in order to help pay for a new computerized court records system now being installed.
Just two weeks after Rep. Chris Van Hollen announced his candidacy for Senate he has been thrust into a high-profile fight over the federal budget on Capitol Hill that will almost certainly have implications for his campaign in Maryland.
Though the House of Delegates voted overwhelmingly to pass Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed $40 billion budget 129-10, the 10 who voted against it were all Republicans — and that includes three Carroll County legislators.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is working his contacts from 16 years as a state legislator in an effort to secure $150,000 in startup money for a project he says is a "pillar" of his new administration's commitments to education and the local farming community: Development of a county agricultural center.
A bill that would effectively repeal the storm-water fee requirement that Gov. Larry Hogan campaigned against advanced in the Senate Thursday. And environmentalists, who've succeeded in killing other repeal efforts, are not opposing this one.
WASHINGTON -- A powerful political group that helped elect Barbara A. Mikulski to the Senate nearly 30 years ago will endorse Rep. Donna F. Edwards to be her successor -- throwing considerable fundraising heft behind her campaign.
A federal court on Wednesday allowed the U.S. Department of Labor to resume processing guest worker applications, granting a reprieve to Eastern Shore crab houses and other business that rely on foreigners to do jobs they say Americans won't.
A bill that would grant same-sex couples the same fertility treatment benefits as husbands and wives is advancing in the General Assembly this week. The measure was passed unanimously by a House subcommittee Tuesday and is likely to receive full committee votes in the Senate and House this week.
WASHINGTON -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday criticized a bipartisan bill intended to overhaul federal chemical regulations because it would allow the Environmental Protection Agency to preempt the oversight of some chemicals by states.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller on Tuesday urged fellow senators to make "a good faith effort" to pass some version of the governor's bill to expand charter schools - especially if they wanted more money for public schools.
A Senate committee held up approval for a second time of Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera to be Maryland's new higher education secretary, as lawmakers said they had received unspecified new complaints about her.
Tom McMillen, a former congressman and University of Maryland basketball star who initiated athletic reforms at his alma mater, has been told by Gov. Larry Hogan's staff that he won't be reappointed to the University System of Maryland's Board of Regents.