Cara Newcomer
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Cara Newcomer is a journalist in the Capital News Service Annapolis bureau. She has worked as a staff writer for DC Breeze and a managing editor for Spoon University at the University of Maryland. Follow her on twitter @newcomer_cara.

January 24, 2017
Analyst: Md. could lose $1.4 billion under health care repeal

A federal repeal of the national health care law could cost Maryland $1.4 billion in the 2018 fiscal year, state budget analysts said Tuesday.

March 16, 2017
Anti-fracking protest at the State House ends with 13 arrests

Thirteen people were arrested in Annapolis Thursday, according to Capitol Police, after a group of faith leaders and Maryland residents gathered in front of the State House, purposely blocking the entrance to protest fracking in the state.

February 21, 2017
Bill could make blocking a four-way intersection illegal

Vehicles that enter an intersection but fail to cross it once the light turns red would be subject to a ticket and fine under a “don’t block the box” bill sponsored by Delegate Al Carr, D-Montgomery.

March 16, 2017
Bill may ban foam to-go carriers from food businesses in Md.

All expanded polystyrene products used for packaging food products, including foam carriers, could be banned from all Maryland food businesses if pending legislation is passed in the General Assembly this session.

February 17, 2017
Bills would hike school bus-camera fine, include rental cars

Drivers who illegally pass school buses multiple times could face higher fines, and rental-car companies could be held responsible for offenders driving their vehicles under a pair of bills introduced by Delegate Al Carr, D-Montgomery.

April 6, 2017
Lawmakers override Hogan’s veto of Protect Our Schools Act

Maryland lawmakers voted Thursday to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that would specify which measures could be considered when determining a school’s quality, prohibiting student testing from being one of them.

April 26, 2017
Maryland could host the nation’s largest offshore wind farm

The Maryland Public Service Commission is considering two proposals for turbines off the coast of Ocean City, giving Maryland the potential to host the nation’s largest offshore wind farm.

August 11, 2017
Maryland cyclist bikes cross-country to raise money for pediatric heart disease

A 24-year-old from Bel Air, Maryland, made it his goal to spend the summer of 2017 traveling over 4,000 miles across the United States to help raise money for pediatric heart disease.

February 2, 2017
Maryland Senate votes to override Clean Energy Jobs veto

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – The state Senate voted Thursday morning to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s 2016 veto of the Clean Energy Jobs bill, 32 to 13, after the House voted 85 to 51 Tuesday to override the measure.

March 28, 2017
Natural Resources Dept. may regulate cownose-ray killing contests

The Department of Natural Resources plans to take pending state legislation to temporarily halt the contest-fishing of cownose rays and public comments about banning cownose ray tournaments in Maryland into consideration when it creates regulation to further administer the contests, according to a department representative.

March 11, 2017
New Town High wins Division 2A girls’ basketball state championship

TOWSON, Maryland – New Town High School girls’ basketball team beat Largo High School’s team 61-47 on Saturday in what senior New Town guard Maraiyah Smith called a “revenge game.” The Baltimore County team’s motto this year was to “anticipate, devastate and dominate,” according to New Town first-year head coach Richard Hibbert. The game at […]

March 28, 2017
Senate Dems push bills in time to override likely vetoes

Democrats in the Maryland Senate on Tuesday passed several pieces of legislation that are largely opposed by Gov. Larry Hogan, most notably a bill that would regulate the parameters for school evaluations and another that would require the state to fund Planned Parenthood should federal funding for that program be lost.

March 9, 2017
The other ‘Road Kill Bill’: This one is about dead animals

After months of Gov. Larry Hogan publicly criticizing a transportation transparency law last year that he refers to as the “Road Kill Bill,” one lawmaker has introduced his own interpretation.