In-state tuition bill aimed at Dreamers advances in Md.

A bill that aims to ensure young, undocumented Maryland students referred to as “Dreamers,” can pursue higher education by giving qualified individuals access to in-state tuition is advancing in the Maryland General Assembly.

Resolutions address gender gap in Maryland businesses

A resolution that states that there is a gender disparity in the Maryland workplace aims to fix the gender gap by encouraging companies to diversify.

Hogan, Democrat introduce bills creating school watchdogs

Prompted by alleged grade-fixing in Prince George’s County Public Schools and fraud allegations, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and a Democratic Delegate are pushing for bills that would provide more accountability in public schools.

Maryland Education panel releases recommendations

State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. and House Speaker Michael E. Busch, and former Chancellor Brit Kirwan, joined by Senate and House members, announced preliminary recommendations of the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education — known as the “Kirwan Commission” on Thursday.

Bills on live video, pink hunting gear, organ transplants

Bills making their way through the Maryland Legislature would allow neon pink hunting gear; ban pot smoking in cars; and allow live streaming video of the House and Senate floor. A bill would also allow a tax deduction for organ donation expenses.

Hogan touts fiscal focus, criticizes national divisiveness in State of State

Gov. Larry Hogan delivers his final State of the State address of his term Wednesday, amid a partisan General Assembly session and federal government.

Foster care bill aims to expand tuition grants

Some teenagers in foster care about to age out of the system are faced with whether they can afford a college degree. Maryland lawmakers have proposed an expansion of tuition grants to help more residents who have gone through the foster care system get a higher education.

Bills heard on airplane seats, venison donations and more

On Wednesday, legislators heard bills on the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s access to birth certificates; airplane passenger safety; e-cigarette sales; classroom cellphone use; tuition for those in foster care; and venison donations — among others.

Maryland Legislature overrides two of Gov. Hogan’s vetoes

  ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The Maryland Senate on Friday, following the state House one day earlier, overrode two vetoes by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, including one that would require some businesses to provide paid sick leave for employees. Under the…