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…

Lawmakers look to repeal state’s ‘archaic’ sex laws

Maryland lawmakers hope to repeal “archaic” provisions in the state’s spousal defense for sex crimes and sodomy laws with the reintroduction of legislation this session.

Joint effort aims at addressing Langley Park housing ills

LANGLEY PARK, Maryland – Just outside the nation’s capital, this community has been struggling for years with aging and neglected housing.  Many properties are overcrowded, poorly maintained, and have multiple environmental health hazards such as mold, lead-based paints, and pest infestations. For all…

Despite #MeToo era, most top colleges share little about sexual assaults

WASHINGTON – Despite the rise of the #MeToo movement, most of the nation’s largest public universities are less than transparent about how they handle sexual assault cases on campus.  A six-month-long investigation by Capital News Service found that among the…

Legislation seeks increase in education funding according to recommendations from the Kirwan Commission

Lawmakers urged the General Assembly to approve a funding plan based on the “Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.” The proposed legislation is an outgrowth of the work being done by the Kirwan commission which is looking at ways to improve Maryland’s school system and provide students with the resources to succeed in college and their careers.

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.

Legislation would mandate activity for all elementary public school students in Maryland

A House committee heard testimony on Thursday for a bill that would require more than two hours of physical activity every week for students in public elementary schools around the state.

Mothers take on State House to push for additional gun control

They call themselves “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America” and members of the Maryland chapter came to Annapolis on Thursday to push for new gun control provisions. The moms and their supporters say they want the legislature to ban “ghost guns” and 3D printed guns as well as require background checks for anyone wanting to buy a shotgun or long guns.

Commission asks lawmakers for upgrades in antiquated emergency system

A statewide commission is urging state lawmakers to approve a package of bills upgrading the state’s 9-1-1 system which is now over 50 years old.

Maryland taking steps aimed at addressing climate change

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – While the Trump administration’s report last month detailing the effects of rising global temperatures said Maryland had begun feeling the consequences of climate change, lawmakers and state agencies already are taking steps aimed at combating it. From…

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