Bill allows motorists to keep driving past Real ID deadline

Maryland drivers who have their licenses confiscated due to Real ID non-compliance would be protected under legislation heard this week in the General Assembly.

Marylanders mourn loss of Speaker Busch

Family, friends, and public officials gathered to say a final goodbye to former Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, whose funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday.

Remembering Michael Busch, Maryland’s longtime House Speaker

On Sunday, Michael Busch passed away. He was 72. Busch spent over three decades in the Maryland House of Delegates, and 16 years as the Speaker. He was a mentor to both sides of the aisle, a staple of Maryland politics, and a friend to many. As the general assembly wrapped up, everyone’s hearts were with the late Speaker.

Acting Baltimore mayor draws lawmakers’ optimism, support

Members of the General Assembly from Baltimore said they have confidence in ex-officio Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young, the city council’s president, after meeting with him early Tuesday morning. Young is taking over the city’s helm after Mayor Catherine Pugh — who is under scrutiny for undeclared sales of children’s books to and through organizations doing business with the city — stepped aside for health reasons.

Maryland House votes to reprimand Delegate Jay Jalisi

Two days after the Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics released a damaging 16-page report on what it called an “ongoing pattern of bullying and abusive workplace behavior” the Maryland House of Delegates voted to reprimand Baltimore County Delegate Jay Jalisi.

Maryland House of Delegates overrides Hogan veto of school start date bill

One day after the Maryland Senate voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that would give power to school districts to determine the start of the school year, the House of Delegates voted Friday to override the measure as well.

Baltimore County delegate faces possible reprimand for workplace bullying

The Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics released a report that is recommending a reprimand of Baltimore County Delegate Jay Jalisi for abusive workplace behavior.

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.

Annapolis Roundup: Medical cannabis, other bills advance

Maryland legislation that expands the state’s medical cannabis industry to include more minority ownership on Thursday passed in the House of Delegates — where it had failed in the waning minutes of the session last year.

Proposed Annapolis bill would allow victims of abuse to keep property records private

Members of the House Environment and Transportation Committee on Tuesday heard from supporters of a bill expanding protections for victims of rape, human trafficking, or stalking. The proposal would shield property records from abusers. In addition to the House bill there is a similar measure being considered in the Senate in addition to a duplicate bill being backed by Governor Hogan.

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