State Senate and House of Delegates bills to permit the sale of alcoholic beverages at some events on the campus of Harford Community College and in local movie theaters have passed their respective houses in Annapolis.
Legislation submitted by Sen. State Sen. Thomas Middleton, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and Del. Peter A. Hammen, chair of the House Health and Government Operations Committee, would make it easier for hospitals to shut down and convert to stand-alone facilities that focus on outpatient and emergency care.
In a duel of sorts between two of Maryland's top Democrats, U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer came to Annapolis Tuesday to press for legislation opposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley that Southern Maryland officials insist is needed to protect their region's prized naval air base from an Eastern Shore wind energy project.
It's seven days and counting until the 2014 session of the Maryland General Assembly ends at midnight Monday, and the fates of a number of Harford County centered bills remain to be decided in those waning days.
Legislation that would curb the practice of physicians directly dispensing prescription drugs to workers' compensation patients – often at sky-high prices – remains stuck in a House committee as time is running out in Annapolis.
Harford Community College officials are voicing concerns about Maryland senate and house bills to establish a collective bargaining process for community colleges in Maryland that would permit their employees to be represented by unions.
The head of the Senate committee that is leading an inquiry into what went wrong with Maryland's health exchange is planning to turn the probe over to state auditors — who would not release a report until summer at the earliest.
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The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to give more protections to businesses victimized by payroll services companies that failed to pay their clients' federal and state taxes or committed other fraudulent acts.
Pressed by a panel of state lawmakers Tuesday about when Maryland's troubled health exchange website would be free of glitches, Maryland's health secretary Dr. Joshua Sharfstein said, "I've learned that I have to see it to believe it."
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ben Cardin has been pressing for what he calls a progressive consumption tax since he first arrived in Congress. More than 26 years later, the Maryland Democrat thinks the idea may finally have a shot.
State health regulators have suspended the licenses of several abortion clinics owned by Associates in OB/GYN Care for the second time after an employee with no health care license or certification gave a patient a drug to induce an abortion at the Baltimore facility.
A bill that would curtail millions in renewable-energy subsidies for mostly out-of-state paper mills comes to the Senate floor Monday, after being killed last week and then revived with a special deal for Maryland's only paper-making plant.
The Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously Thursday for a proposed law that would require state licensing of medical staffing companies after a rogue radiographer was accused of exposing hundreds of Marylanders to hepatitis C.
Costco and the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce are among more than 70 businesses and groups that support raising the minimum wage in Maryland, according Raise Maryland, a group advocating for a higher wage.
Legislation to subsidize an offshore wind energy project off Ocean City moved ahead Friday, as the House Economic Matters Committee approved the measure, a priority of Gov. Martin O'Malley and many environmental activists.
Former state Sen. Thomas L. Bromwell Sr., who was sentenced to seven years in prison on a federal bribery conviction, has been released into a community reintegration program, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said Thursday.
Behind-the-scenes jostling for committee chairmanships in the U.S. Senate has left Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski poised to take over the Senate Intelligence Committee — a move experts said Tuesday could bolster the role cyber security plays in the state's economy.
Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said he wants to see offshore wind legislation debated by all his chambers' members, and he said he would consider changes to the Finance Committee if it continues to block prospects for floor action.