Md. lawmakers expect education to dominate 2020 session

Reforming Maryland’s public education system. Building new schools. Addressing gun safety. Funding the state’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. These are some of the issues that Maryland state lawmakers expect to dominate the 2020 General Assembly session.

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 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.

Maryland lawmakers eulogize Bush as engaging statesman willing to compromise

WASHINGTON – Maryland lawmakers mourned the loss of George Herbert Walker Bush Tuesday, commending the 41st president as a decent man who bravely served his country. Bush, 94, died Nov. 30 at his home in Houston. His body will lie…

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. 

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 6

Episode 6 of the Washington Bullpen. The hosts discuss recent SCOTUS actions, NCAA corruption and craft brewery legislation.

Maryland takes measures to increase voter access

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – The state of Maryland, whose voters experienced long lines in the 2012 election, made big changes to the voting system to correct wait time problems and accommodate a group of newly eligible voters: ex-felons. Those that…

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