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.

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 Legislature’s Democrats announce 2019 priorities

Banning 3D printed and “ghost” guns, preserving health care access, raising the minimum wage, increasing the purchasing age of tobacco and lowering child care costs for parents are priorities for the 2019 session, Democrats in Maryland’s Legislature announced on Tuesday.

Maryland craft brewers hope to press for revamping laws next year

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – The state’s craft brewing community and its allies failed to convince the legislature this year to ease restrictions on the production and distribution of craft beer, but the industry expects to try again next session. “The battle…

The Annapolis Bullpen: #Metoo in Annapolis

This week on the Annapolis Bullpen we look at the Me Too movement and see how it’s affected the Annapolis Legislature. We look at recent sexual harassment allegations and bills that the legislature is exploring to curb harassment. 

Illicit-drug use OK in ‘safe’ site under Maryland bill

By HANNAH KLARNER Capital News Service   ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Illegal-drug users in Maryland could partake in recreational use under a bill that would create legal, sanitary illicit-drug use facilities in the state.   The bill, proposed by Delegate Dan…

Gov. Hogan delivers third State of the State address

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, devoted most of his third State of the State speech to calls for bipartisan efforts to advance key parts of his policy agenda, but strongly criticized several legislative efforts by state Democrats,…

Gov. Larry Hogan touts smaller Maryland budget, no ‘serious cuts’

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced that his 2018 budget proposal includes less spending, in real dollars, than last year’s budget but includes “no serious cuts to any agencies or programs” and no new taxes. The governor said…

Maryland ahead of Congress in female legislative representation, but numbers have stagnated

While the share of women in the General Assembly surpasses that of the U.S. Congress, the number has not changed significantly in more than a decade.

Maryland’s General Assembly gavels in 2017 session

The 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly began Wednesday amid confusion stemming from federal investigations plaguing Democrats and concern among Republicans over the possible override of several vetoes issued by Gov. Larry Hogan at the end of the 2016 session.

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