Hockey Growing in Maryland as Washington Capitals, Ovechkin Make Waves In NHL

Ask youth league directors, rink coordinators, shop owners and anyone associated else with ice hockey why the sport is growing in Maryland and the answer is the same: The Washington Capitals and Alexander Ovechkin.

Franchot Calls For Attorney General Probe After Debacle Over Baltimore Prison-Food Contract

The Maryland Board of Public Works Wednesday excoriated state and company officials after a prison-food contract granted earlier this year vastly underestimated the necessary costs.

Hogan Once Again Grills University System Over Construction

For the second consecutive meeting, the Board of Public Works on Wednesday criticized the University System of Maryland for vague and confusing language in requests for additional construction funding totaling more than $29 million, but eventually voted to approve the projects.

Hogan, Franchot Continue Expressing Frustration Over State Agencies’ Contracts Process

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot, a Democrat, on Wednesday again railed in frustration against the procurement processes of state agencies requesting contract approval from the Board of Public Works.

Senate Passes Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana Paraphernalia

After some discussion and two failed amendments, the Maryland Senate on Friday passed a bill decriminalizing the use or possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Fire Department Provides In-Depth Look at Rescue Training

Reporters stepped into the boots of firefighters Wednesday with the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department

Maryland Tax Revenue Estimates Unchanged For Fiscal Years 2015, 2016

No news is good news as Maryland’s expected revenues for this and the next fiscal years remain virtually unchanged, Comptroller Peter Franchot said Wednesday afternoon.

Domestic Violence, Juvenile Detention and Cyber Stalking Bills at Forefront of Maryland Judiciary Committee Hearing

Domestic violence legislation led the way Friday afternoon at a Maryland House Judiciary Committee hearing that also included measures on juvenile justice and cyber stalking laws.

Tracking, Recording, Detecting: Trio of Data-Gathering Measures Presented at House Economic Matters Hearing

A trio of bills on snooping dominated the agenda at a Maryland House Economic Matters Committee hearing Wednesday.

University Construction Projects Draw Governor’s Ire After Officials Ask for Additional Funding

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan — along with the rest of the Board of Public Works — did not hide his irritation with Maryland universities’ request for nearly $35 million in construction funding above original estimates, after officials were unable…