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Maryland’s Women’s Caucus Welcomes First Male Legislators

Maryland’s Women’s Caucus Welcomes First Male Legislators

For the first time in its 43 year history, the Women Legislators of Maryland Caucus has male legislators seated around the table.

Van Hollen to Run for Senate

Van Hollen to Run for Senate

Rep. Chris Van Hollen told supporters in an email Wednesday that he would be running to fill retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s seat in 2016.

Hogan’s Budget Bill Maintains Governor’s Funding Priorities

Hogan’s Budget Bill Maintains Governor’s Funding Priorities

Gov. Larry Hogan's Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2015, a bill that includes 32 pages of various funding initiatives -- on spending, tax, and mandate cuts, as well as fund transfers -- had its first hearing Tuesday.

Maryland Attorney General Promotes Whistleblower Bill

Maryland Attorney General Promotes Whistleblower Bill

Maryland's Attorney General says he has a bipartisan solution to recoup some of the state’s large budget deficit: crack down on fraud.

Next Year’s Election For Mikulski’s Seat Is A Potential ‘Land Rush’

Next Year’s Election For Mikulski’s Seat Is A Potential ‘Land Rush’

Politicians across the state are gearing up to run for Sen. Barbara Mikulski's seat after her retirement announcement

Maryland Representatives Respond to Netanyahu Speech

Maryland Representatives Respond to Netanyahu Speech

Three members of the Maryland congressional delegation agreed with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the importance of the American-Israeli alliance after Netanyahu’s address to a joint meeting of Congress.

Van Hollen Bill Would Promote Cleaner Environment,  Provide Grants to Citizens

Van Hollen Bill Would Promote Cleaner Environment, Provide Grants to Citizens

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Kensington, has reintroduced legislation designed to curb pollution by reducing carbon emissions while providing grants to Americans to offset higher energy costs.

Hoyer Apologizes for Calling McCarthy a ‘Coward’ in DHS Shutdown Debate

Hoyer Apologizes for Calling McCarthy a ‘Coward’ in DHS Shutdown Debate

Rep. Steny Hoyer apologized Friday for calling House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy a “coward” Thursday night, the peak of a week of strong rhetoric from Hoyer as Democrats and Republicans sparred over homeland security funding and immigration policy.

Adding an Exception to the Prohibition of Unattended Motor Vehicles

Adding an Exception to the Prohibition of Unattended Motor Vehicles

Annapolis Delegate Herb McMillan is asking the General Assembly to pass his bill that would allow motorists to warm up their unoccupied vehicles long as the vehicle is locked and on private property.

Amid Controversy, D.C. Marijuana Law Goes Into Effect

Amid Controversy, D.C. Marijuana Law Goes Into Effect

Initiative 71 makes it legal for anyone over 21 in Washington, D.C. to possess up to two ounces of marijuana and to grow up to six marijuana plants in their homes. The marijuana must be consumed on private property and cannot be sold, but rather must be traded or shared.