Maryland Senate considers bill banning gay conversion therapy

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Maryland could become the 10th state in the country to prohibit the controversial practice of “gay conversion therapy” by health professionals on minors. The Maryland state senate on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would classify the practice as unprofessional conduct. If a health professional were found to have violated the prohibition they would be subject to discipline from the state’s licensing board.

Annapolis rally calls on Governor to fully fund mental health, addiction aid

-Hundreds rallied on Lawyer’s Mall in front of the State House on Thursday to urge Governor Hogan to “keep the door open” for those suffering from mental and behavioral health challenges. The demonstrators say the General Assembly last year expanded a program to tackle the heroin and opioid addiction problem. But, they say, the Governor’s budget proposal fails to fully fund it.

Health coalition pushes ban on brand-name drug price gouging

Brand-name medication and specialty drugs would be protected from price gouging under a proposal by a Maryland health care coalition.

In Maryland politics, the war on rural is dead — long live the war on rural?

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — In 2009, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley closed the visitor center at the Sideling Hill cut, the symbolic gateway to Western Maryland, as a cost-saving effort. Some saw the move as personal, or at least confirmation of…

Maryland Senate holds marijuana legalization hearing

Supporters and detractors alike gathered in Annapolis to testify about two marijuana legalization bills being heard by the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday afternoon.