D.C. Council introduces a bill that would require all eligible students to be vaccinated

Washington – A new bill in the D.C. Council would require all students eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to be fully vaccinated by December 15. The bill was introduced on October 4 and would apply to all students in public,…

Cardin and Van Hollen aim for net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050

WASHINGTON — A bill aimed at achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by no later than 2050 has been introduced by Maryland Democratic Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen. The United States produced 16% of the…

Maryland House votes to approve hike in the minimum wage

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The House gave preliminary approval to legislation raising the state’s minimum wage to 15 dollars by 2025.

House Democrats introduce bill to fight voter suppression

In 1965, the Voting Rights Act was passed, ensuring the right to vote to black voters as well as enforcing oversight of places where voter suppression was common. In 2013, the Supreme Court struck down the oversight requirement. House Democrats want to bring it back to guarantee that exclusionary voting laws are not passed.

State senate hears testimony on doctor-assisted suicide

The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Tuesday heard testimony on legislation that would allow physicians assisted suicide under certain conditions. The bill faced a hearing in a House committee last week.

Family not satisfied with verdicts in Paraguay murder of Maryland native

WASHINGTON — Nearly three years after 16-year-old Maryland native Luis Alejandro “Alex” Villamayor was killed in Paraguay, a defendant on Tuesday was found guilty of his murder and a second defendant was found guilty of obstructing the investigation. René Hofstetter,…

The Legislative Black Caucus calls for a special session on medical marijuana legislation

Members of the Maryland General Assembly Legislative Black Caucus, upset by the failure of one of their top priorities in the closing minutes of the just-ended 90-day session are now calling for passage of that legislation and demanding the governor and legislative leaders call a special session to do that. The bill would expand the number of licensed growers in state’s medical marijuana program by adding five growers to add diversity which the caucus says is currently lacking.

Annapolis proposal would crack down on left-lane drivers

A state senate committee considers a House passed bill that would limit the use of the far left lane to passing vehicles. The proposed law would only impact roads with three or more lanes in one direction. Offenders would face the possibility of a fine.

Legislators Push for Equal Pay For Women

Maryland’s State Senate considers legislation that supporters say will close loopholes and guarantee equal pay for equal work.

Maryland Senate Considers Upping Award Limit in Cases Against Local Government

Critics Say Higher Liability Would Hurt Public Services