Capital News Service gathered data from the 2019 legislative session and conducted an analysis to report on some of the most striking takeaways from the General Assembly.
Following more than four hours of deliberation, the Maryland House of Delegates made history in a surprise decision Wednesday afternoon, voting Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, D-Baltimore County, the next Speaker of the House.
At the urging of the Maryland attorney general, legislation passed the state’s General Assembly that provides protections for student loan borrowers when working with loan servicers. The legislation comes months after a report by the Office of the Inspector General claimed servicers placed borrowers in adverse situations.
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Politicians, dignitaries and the general public gathered Monday afternoon at the Maryland State House to pay their respects to the late House Speaker Michael Busch.
On a day normally marked by last-minute legislative squabbles and compromises, balloons and confetti, Maryland lawmakers and the governor tempered their politics to mourn a beloved leader.
It was a bittersweet and busy day for Maryland legislators as they pushed to get their bills through both House and Senate chambers on Sine Die, the final day of the General Assembly on Monday.
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.
One day after the Maryland Senate voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that would give power to school districts to determine the start of the school year, the House of Delegates voted Friday to override the measure as well.
Multiple bills that would provide for protection and treatment victims of sexual assault, as well as assist local law enforcement agencies with the testing and tracking of rape kits, are making their way through the House and Senate. These bills are the byproducts of a January report on sexual assault evidence kits in the state.