Franchot announces largest tobacco bust in agency history

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot on Wednesday announced the agency’s largest tobacco bust ever, resulting in over $450,000 worth of seized contraband tobacco products.

Annapolis remembers Cummings as ‘giant of a man with a gentle soul’

Elijah Cummings became known to the nation as a Democratic leader in Congress. But his roots in public service are in Annapolis, where he is being remembered fondly by officials from both parties.

Hogan orders traffic solutions for ongoing Bay Bridge fixes

Gov. Larry Hogan, R, said Wednesday that he was “furious” about the traffic backups around the Bay Bridge in recent weeks that have resulted from a resurfacing project on the westbound span’s right lane.

Franchot condemns consultant firm examining UMMS dealings

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot condemned the independent consulting firm tasked with reviewing business dealings between the University of Maryland Medical System and multiple members of its board, including Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh.

Md. legislators vote to override Gov. Hogan’s bill vetoes

One day after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R, vetoed three bills on $15 minimum wage, school districts setting their own calendars and stripping alcohol and tobacco regulation from the state comptroller, the Maryland General Assembly fought back to override him Thursday.

GOP Gov. Hogan wins historic re-election in Maryland

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan won a decisive victory Tuesday becoming the first two-term GOP governor in more than a half-century. Voters also decided races for Maryland attorney general, for the state’s comptroller and two statewide ballot measures.

Election-year session ends with an eye on November

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Overhauling state tax code in response to sweeping federal tax cuts, bolstering school safety after a shooting at a Southern Maryland high school and stabilizing health insurance markets were just a few of the myriad policy decisions the Maryland General Assembly addressed in 2018 during the 90-day legislative session.

Annapolis roundup: Bill signing; veto override; census suit

Governor Larry Hogan signed seven bills while two of his vetoes were overridden. Meanwhile, Maryland joined 19 other states to sue the federal government over citizenship questions on the 2020 census.

Maryland craft brewers hope to press for revamping laws next year

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – The state’s craft brewing community and its allies failed to convince the legislature this year to ease restrictions on the production and distribution of craft beer, but the industry expects to try again next session. “The battle…

Revenues will come in $53 million less than projected, state board says

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The Maryland Board of Revenue Estimates voted Wednesday to reduce the state’s revenue projections for fiscal year 2018 by $53 million — a 0.3 percent decrease from previous estimates. The board also estimated revenues for fiscal year…

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