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Autonomy Of Local Schools Uncertain

Autonomy Of Local Schools Uncertain

Local schools have struggled to remain autonomous with binding regulations coming from the state and federal education departments.

Brewpubs and Beer Drinkers Could Benefit From Recent Legislative Measure

Brewpubs and Beer Drinkers Could Benefit From Recent Legislative Measure

Legislative measures awaiting Gov. Martin O'Malley's approval could allow microbreweries to bottle and sell their beer for customers to take home.

Cuban Representatives Want U.S. to Answer Questions About Maryland’s Alan Gross

Cuban Representatives Want U.S. to Answer Questions About Maryland’s Alan Gross

Representatives from the Cuban Interests Section said this week that until the Obama administration fully addresses Maryland resident Alan Gross’ intentions in Cuba, relations between the two countries will not improve.

Maryland State Agencies Threatened by Cyberattacks

Maryland State Agencies Threatened by Cyberattacks

Incident reports acquired via Maryland Public Information Act request show that at least six cyber attacks have hit state agencies since early 2013.

Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh In On Education Plans

Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh In On Education Plans

Maryland gubernatorial candidates have a variety of strategies for the future of pre-kindergarten and other state education issues.

Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh in on Maryland Health Insurance Exchange

Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh in on Maryland Health Insurance Exchange

Maryland’s gubernatorial candidates may not agree on much -- with the singular exception of the state’s health insurance exchange. Many running for the state’s highest office called the rollout a “failure,” and most opponents pointed fingers at Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who was tasked with implementing the reform.

Bill to Make Development Guidelines for Sea Level Rise Passes

Bill to Make Development Guidelines for Sea Level Rise Passes

The Maryland General Assembly passed a bill April 5 to create a council charged with minimizing the impact of sea level rise on new state buildings. House Bill 615 would establish the council and task it with establishing guidelines for how future state development and renovation projects can avoid damage from rising sea levels and flooding.

Gubernatorial Candidates Divided On How To Adjust or Cut State Taxes

Gubernatorial Candidates Divided On How To Adjust or Cut State Taxes

All seven major gubernatorial candidates are taking a stance on one of Maryland’s hot-button issues: taxes. They propose adjustments or cuts to both corporate and personal income taxes, and two GOP candidates favor eliminating personal income taxes altogether

Gubernatorial Candidates Run The Gamut On Views About Marijuana

Gubernatorial Candidates Run The Gamut On Views About Marijuana

The seven major candidates vying to replace Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley in 2015 expressed a broad range of views on marijuana decriminalization and legalization.

Maryland Drivers Charged with Cellphone Usage Triples

Maryland Drivers Charged with Cellphone Usage Triples

In the six months since the Maryland law banning cellphone usage while driving became more strict, the number of drivers ticketed has more than tripled. Monday, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a law allowing stricter penalties for drivers who cause a serious or fatal crash while using a phone or texting.