The chairman of the embattled University of Maryland Medical System board of directors has resigned — along with two other board members — as an additional contract with one of the departing board members is revealed.
It’s practically inevitable Harford County residents will see a property tax increase in coming years in order for the state to implement the nearly $4 billion in Kirwan Commission recommendations, Sen. Bob Cassilly, a Republican, told members of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce Thursday.
Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to sign about 200 bills, including measures the General Assembly passed to reform the University of Maryland Medical System board of directors, allow the private Johns Hopkins University to create a police force, and establish a Maryland Freedom of the Press Day.
Among nearly 200 bills Gov. Larry Hogan has signed into law, Maryland will honor journalists with "Freedom of the Press Day" on June 28. That's the anniversary of a shooting at The Capital newspaper in Annapolis that killed five employees. Maryland has 23 other commemorative periods.
Michael E. Busch, a gregarious former coach and high school teacher who became the longest-serving House of Delegates speaker in Maryland history, has died after a short bout with pneumonia. He was 72.
For the past 16 years, Michael Busch laced up his sneakers and ascended a few steps to the front of the House of Delegates chamber in Annapolis, where he presided over the whirlwind final day of the General Assembly session.
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.
The Maryland Senate has unanimously approved legislation outlawing self-dealing on the University of Maryland Medical System's board of directors, a day after the House of Delegates passed a similar measure. Lawmakers now must work out minor differences between the bills.
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.
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.
The Maryland General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to pass a $46.6 billion budget that increases funding for education by more than what Gov. Larry Hogan proposed — but not as much as some school advocates desired.
In the early stages of her re-election bid, Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh has come under fire for revelations that while she sat on the board of the University of Maryland Medical System, the organization paid her $500,000 for children’s books she authored.
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.
The University of Maryland Medical System CEO Robert A. Chrencik was placed on leave Thursday as accusations of “self-dealing” and no-bid contracting with board members 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.
The Maryland Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would allow Johns Hopkins University to create a private, armed police force. Opponents, who object to "privatizing policing," spent more than an hour trying in vain to modify the measure.
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 majority of Baltimore's state senators have voted to endorse legislation to create an armed Johns Hopkins police force — clearing a major hurdle to the bill’s passage. By a vote of 3-2, delegation backed legislation authorizing the force. The amended bill would impose limits on patrol areas.
After years of bashing fellow Democratic leaders in Annapolis, the risk for State Comptroller Peter Franchot of losing his role regulating Maryland's alcohol and tobacco industries is serious and real. The legislature is advancing a bill that would give that work to an independent commission.
Key Baltimore senators have voted to endorse a series of legislative amendments designed to win the Maryland General Assembly’s approval for an armed police force at Johns Hopkins University's campuses in the city.
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.
The Maryland Senate has refused to confirm Gov. Larry Hogan’s appointment of three members to a board that reviews decisions by state police on permits to carry concealed handguns, with several senators citing the board’s rate of granting appeals.
Senate President Mike Miller has ideas for settling a long-running lawsuit over how Maryland treats its historically black colleges and universities. For instance, Miller wants to state money to open a law school at Bowie State University and funding for Morgan State University to buy land.