Proposed rule could limit the number of bills Maryland senators can file

Senate bills may become a hot commodity if a rule proposed this week is enacted.
The Senate Rules Committee is planning to meet Friday to consider limiting the number of bills any one senator can propose in the yearly 90-day session of the state’s General Assembly.

Maryland House votes to approve assisted suicide legislation

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — There were emotional and personal stories as state delegates debated a bill that would allow the terminally ill to end their lives with help from a physician. In the end, the House voted 76-64 to approve the…

Maryland Senate votes to return school start dates to local school boards

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed an Executive Order in 2016, requiring Maryland’s public schools to begin classes after Labor Day. Now, Maryland senators are pushing back, approving legislation giving local public school boards throughout the state the authority, again, to determine the start and end date of the schools in their county. The measure now moves on to the House.

Despite victory, Hogan calls midterms a ‘repudiation’ of Trump

A day after winning re-election in the Maryland governor’s race, Gov. Larry Hogan looks ahead to his next four years, and muses on the reasons for his win, including his disconnection from the policies of President Donald Trump.

Jealous aims to be Maryland’s 1st African-American governor

Ben Jealous, the Maryland Democratic candidate for governor, faces a steep test to unseat popular Republican incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan in November.

Hogan aims to be Md.’s first 2-term GOP governor in 64 years

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, the popular Republican incumbent, is seeking to become the first member of his party to win re-election as governor of the state in more than a half century.

Legislature passes bill to expand post-conviction relief

A bill addressing the rights of those convicted of violent crimes to challenge the conviction remained in the balance as the 2018 Maryland General Assembly session neared its end.

Bills would update Maryland’s forest conservation law

Maryland’s forest conservation law has failed to protect some of the state’s best forests, scientists and environmentalists say.

Legislative Roundup: elephants, artificial turf, unspecified gender

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Bills that would outlaw using elephants in certain animal acts, ban using state funds for artificial turf fields or playgrounds, and adding “unspecified” to the gender selection option on a motor vehicle license or state IDs are…

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…

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