A bill set to legalize marijuana in Maryland aims to give back to the community

Delegate Jazz Lewis’s House Bill 32 would legalize and regulate the recreational use of Marijuana in Maryland. Sixty-three percent of the tax revenue would go toward HBCU’s and communities affected by poverty and racism.

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.

Veteran Baltimore congressman and Trump era protagonist Elijah Cummings dies at 68

WASHINGTON – Rep. Elijah Cummings, a veteran Democratic congressman who represented Baltimore and served as a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, died Thursday due to “long-standing health problems,” his office said. He was 68. Cummings…

Hogan vetoes cut to board’s school-construction oversight

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would strip the state’s Board of Public Works of its power to oversee school construction funding, and was particularly aimed to take power away from Comptroller Peter…

Committee weighs bill to enforce Maryland hiring law

The Maryland House Appropriations Committee this week debated a bill regarding the hiring of state employees that would add more oversight to enforce laws enacted by the legislature more than a decade ago.

Montgomery County’s Indian immigrants feel the pull of politics

WASHINGTON – When Aruna Miller was a child, the discussions at her kitchen table almost never had to do with politics. As part of an immigrant family, “the conversation more revolved around how to try and assimilate yourself into the…

‘Quack quack’: Meet Maryland’s proposed state waterfowl

Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti, D-Harford, is proposing a bill that would add a new state symbol: the canvasback duck, also known as the “King of Ducks,” as the state waterfowl.

Maryland lawmakers urge Howard County sheriff to resign

By MINA HAQ and SYDNEY TONIC Capital News Service WASHINGTON – Five Maryland members of Congress on Thursday called on Howard County Sheriff James Fitzpatrick to resign after a year-long county probe alleged he engaged in discriminatory behavior and created…

Transgender Marylanders May Have the Option to Receive a New Birth Certificate

Bill passes in both the Senate and House to minimize discrimination