Democratic leaders from both the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates, along with other officials, announced Wednesday a $2.2 billion plan to build and renovate schools across the state that will be taken up during the 2020 legislative session.
Maryland Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr. announced Thursday that he is stepping down from the position he’s held for more than three decades as he continues to battle cancer.
Former Delegate Tawanna Gaines, D-Prince George’s, is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on a federal wire fraud charge, adding to an already-long list of Maryland lawmakers — largely Democrats — who have been convicted, charged or reprimanded for corruption or other ethical issues in recent years.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order Tuesday forming an Office of Education Accountability, an independently appointed investigator general, to look into allegations of corruption, abuse and other improprieties in the public education systems across the state.
Maryland Senate President Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch announced new legislative initiatives designed to protect Maryland against the effects of President Donald Trump’s executive orders and new regulations.
Opponents of the measure told lawmakers that the bipartisan proposal amounted to a tax break for Maryland’s wealthiest citizens.
Gov. Martin O’Malley signed the emergency health care bill that will allow residents to retroactively enroll for coverage under the Maryland Health Insurance Plan after glitches plagued the exchange website.
The Maryland General Assembly’s agenda this session includes a legislative package that focuses on economic and business development.