Happenings in Annapolis include bills on lead paint; drunken driving damages; new health commission

A roundup of happenings in Annapolis from Feb. 9, 2016.

Commission calls for independent panel to redistrict Maryland

A Maryland commission sent recommendations to Gov. Larry Hogan to remediate both congressional and legislative voting districts.

Maryland House, Senate Pass Bills to Restrict Hydraulic Fracturing

Opponents Say Moratorium, Liability Bills Ignore Economic Interests

Climate Commission Changes Gain Senate Approval, Now Head to House

The Maryland Senate voted favorably Tuesday on a bill to expand and provide guidelines for membership and subdivisions of the Climate Change Commission, and now it heads to the House of Delegates for approval.

Modern College Athletics Economically Unsustainable, Researchers Say

Findings could change the future of college athletics.