National Institutes of Health Bethesda facility needs $1.5 billion for repairs

WASHINGTON – The National Institutes of Health has a repair backlog of $1.5 billion at its Bethesda facility, and some help may be coming from Congress, where Maryland lawmakers have urged increased spending for the agency. An Aug. 26 study…

More District residents learning about new end-of-life law

WASHINGTON – More than a year after a controversial end-of-life law went into effect in the District of Columbia, advocacy groups say they are now seeing a higher public response to its efforts to ensure city residents know the law…

Maryland lawmakers demand answers from regents

Lawmakers on Thursday admonished the chancellor and chair of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents for the panel’s lack of transparency and overreach in a controversial decision to retain the University of Maryland, College Park football coach and athletic director, while accepting the university president’s resignation.

Maryland lawmakers will gain power in new Democratic House

WASHINGTON – Now that the Democrats have taken over the House of Representatives, some Maryland legislators stand to hold significantly greater positions of power and influence in the 116th Congress that convenes in January. Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Mechanicsville, formally announced…

Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay defenders hold breath, wait on Senate

WASHINGTON — If the Senate does not restore a deep, House-passed cut in federal funding to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program, the ripple effect on Maryland conservation efforts could be far larger than what the state would lose…

Smithsonian’s $82 Million Budget Increase Gives Hill Pause

Smithsonian said it needs to begin work on massive renovation of National Air and Space Museum.

Gov. Hogan Funds State Pension, Continuing Budget Battle With Democratic Legislators

Hogan said no one will get all their priorities this session

House Set To Vote On Budget After Republican Attempt at Changes Fails

Lawmakers voted down a Republican alternative to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget, which would have made cuts to limit spending growth to 1 percent and restored state pension fund contributions.