Archive for 'Justice'

Under new legislation, proof of child-care abilities shifts for blind parents

Under new legislation, proof of child-care abilities shifts for blind parents

Under a recent bill, in cases assessing a parent's ability to care for their child, judges and claimants will need to follow new procedures before introducing a person's disability in court.

Freddie Gray’s Death, Ensuing Unrest, Spark Legislative Agenda

Freddie Gray’s Death, Ensuing Unrest, Spark Legislative Agenda

Gray's death and the civil unrest that followed brought a spotlight to issues that Baltimore has faced for years.

‘A Thankless Job’

‘A Thankless Job’

Baltimore Animal Control officers spend their days helping a city full of dogs, cats and other critters. When animals need help, officers are there.

VIVITROL: A Drug Saving Lives

VIVITROL: A Drug Saving Lives

A western Maryland detention center is the first in the country to use a new drug...to combat drug addiction.

Immigration is Key Issue in Primary, Especially Among GOP Voters

Immigration is Key Issue in Primary, Especially Among GOP Voters

As Maryland's international population grows, some reach out, others worry

Income Inequality Resonates as an Issue Among Democratic Voters

Income Inequality Resonates as an Issue Among Democratic Voters

With one of the richest counties in the country and one of the poorest cities, Marylanders stand to be affected by presidential candidates' plans for minimum wages, funding, and economic opportunities.

Legislation that ends subminimum wages for workers with disabilities passes

Legislation that ends subminimum wages for workers with disabilities passes

Maryland organizations cannot pay workers with disabilities a subminimum wage after September 2020.

MAD DASH TO THE END OF LEGISLATIVE SESSION

MAD DASH TO THE END OF LEGISLATIVE SESSION

The 90 day legislative session in Maryland ended Monday night at the stroke of midnight. Lawmakers rushed through bills trying to get as many through before the midnight deadline.

Maryland General Assembly 2016 Session Comes to a Wrap

Maryland General Assembly 2016 Session Comes to a Wrap

The Maryland General Assembly's 90 day session has come to a close and several key pieces of legislation are heading to the governor's desk.

Though Justice Reinvestment is Closer to Final Passage, House and Senate Versions Remain Apart

Though Justice Reinvestment is Closer to Final Passage, House and Senate Versions Remain Apart

As the 2016 legislative session draws to a close, the House of Delegates and state Senate still haven't reached a compromise on criminal justice reform.