Thousands of Marylanders face animal bites and rabies exposure each year

Each year an average of 13,000 animal bites are reported in Maryland, according to data collected by the Maryland Department of Health from 2015 to 2019, and those who are bitten can face an expensive treatment to prevent contracting the fatal virus.

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.

Maryland redistricting groups ponder single, multi-member maps

One of Maryland’s two redistricting commissions is tasked with proposing a state legislative map using only single-member delegate districts, but the current mixed system still has significant support.

New cybersecurity guidance coming to Maryland localities

Local governments and small organizations are asked under a new law to go to the state of Maryland for advice in improving their cybersecurity, particularly after a handful of ransomware attacks in the past few years.

Robust, unique vaccine outreach bears fruit for state grant

A $3 million vaccine canvassing program Gov. Larry Hogan announced Sept. 8 is benefiting 26 community groups statewide, and by targeting some minority or vaccine-hesitant areas, more unique solutions are bearing fruit.

Redistricting commissions request public map submissions

Maryland’s two redistricting commissions are allowing the public to draw their own congressional and legislative maps to submit for consideration. Sources said they took several factors into consideration as they outlined districts, such as population, geography and whether or not race should play a dominant role.

With pandemic benefits ending, Maryland and U.S. poverty rates could rise

The combination of different federal initiatives implemented throughout the pandemic has supported large populations enough to prevent them from falling into poverty. However, as these temporary solutions are coming to an end, it may have detrimental effects on these populations that have been relying heavily on this financial support.

Maryland to start Apple’s electronic credentials program

Maryland is one of eight states to adopt Apple’s new digital driver’s license program. This event is the result of 2019 state legislation for electronic credentials coming to fruition.