January 17, 2007
Federal Appeals Court Agrees: Throw Out Wal-Mart Health Insurance Bill

WASHINGTON – A bill to force retail giant Wal-Mart to provide more health insurance for its workers was once again ruled invalid in a 4th U

January 18, 2007
Gilchrest Joins Call for Congressional Approval of Iran Action


February 6, 2007
Maryland High-Schoolers Rank Near Top in AP Performance

WASHINGTON – Maryland boasts the second-highest percentage of 2006 graduating seniors scoring 3 or higher on an advanced placement test, and contains the school with best performance among black students on key science tests, according to a College Board report released Tuesday

January 10, 2007
Maryland Homeless Survey Finds 8,000 Without Permanent Shelter

WASHINGTON – Nearly 8,000 homeless people live in Maryland, according to an estimate released Wednesday by the National Alliance to End Homelessness — a population that is concentrated in Baltimore City and Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties

February 21, 2007
Md. Education, Environment Would Suffer Under Bush Budget, Study Finds

WASHINGTON – Education, clean water programs, low-income home energy assistance and other key programs will suffer under the president’s proposed 2008 budget, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found in an analysis released Wednesday

January 31, 2007
Md. Tax Structure Inhibits Services, Study Finds

WASHINGTON – Maryland collects less in taxes and fees than most other states relative to its economy, according to a study released Wednesday by the Maryland Budget and Tax Policy Institute

February 8, 2007
Md. Teachers Tell Senators Teachers Need Salary, Funding Boost

WASHINGTON – Teachers are still overworked and underpaid, two Maryland educators told senators Thursday, despite various improvements in school programs and implementation of new classroom strategies

February 1, 2007
Poll: Bush Sinks to New Low in Md. Popularity

WASHINGTON – One in four registered Maryland voters approves of the job Bush is doing, his lowest approval rating in the state, and fewer than one in five support his handling of the Iraq war, according to a survey released Wednesday by a Maryland polling firm

January 12, 2007
Region’s Top Three Leaders Make Introductions Over Security Concerns

WASHINGTON – The region’s three top leaders formally met Friday morning for the first time to discuss regional security strategies for the high-risk National Capital Region

January 26, 2007
Van Hollen: Mental, Physical Health Should Get Equal Treatment

WASHINGTON – Mental health patients deserve the same treatment under insurance plans as other medical patients, according to Rep