Massive infrastructure bill cleared by House includes nearly $8 billion for Maryland

The bill, which won final passage by the House late Friday, includes nearly $8 billion for highway, public transportation, ports and broadband projects throughout the state.

New Immigrant Affairs office to connect resource centers

A new Governor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs is tasked with connecting immigrant advocacy resources across the state to those in need, and Maryland’s nonprofits and high-ranking officials have thrown in their support — and expectations.

988 suicide line on its way, but states might not be ready

The “988” line is intended to be a faster, easy-to-remember way to get help in a mental health emergency. Calls to the new number will be routed to the already-in-existence National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

With holidays ahead, small businesses struggle with supply chain disruptions

The pandemic forced many factories overseas to shut down, dramatically reducing production. There are also shortages of ships, containers and truck drivers.

Initiatives take on the challenge of cleaning the Baltimore Harbor, but problems run deep

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore has been working the past 10 years to clean up the Baltimore Harbor. By collecting trash and eliminating plastic waste, the city and the partnership have made progress in making the Harbor more recreational. However, issues like sewage and excess nutrients put a damper on having a fully swimmable and fishable Harbor.

Maryland needs to do more to enforce anti-lead laws, advocates say

Advocates are calling on Maryland leaders to boost spending on anti-lead programs and improve enforcement.

More non-prescription meds are coming to vending machines

Vending machines in Maryland can now stock everything from allergy relief to some contraception along with candy or chips under a new state law.

Steny Hoyer and Democrats press Senate to remove Confederate statues

House Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer, D-Mechanicsville, is leading a group of Maryland Democrats in pressuring the Senate into removing statues of Confederate politicians, soldiers and white supremacists.

Takeaways from the 2020 census for Maryland, in 5 charts

Maryland’s population increased by 7 percent to 6,177,224 in the last decade, as the state became more diverse, reflecting a national trend, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

State ends 2021 with surplus, but some Marylanders struggle

Maryland has ended its 2021 fiscal year with $2.5 billion in unassigned funds that Comptroller Peter Franchot, D, hopes to reinvest in those still struggling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.