Number of civilian gun applications approved in Md. increases

The number of approved applications for Maryland residents to buy or own a regulated firearm — essentially handguns — increased significantly from 2019 to 2020, based on Maryland State Police data from a public records request.

Some fans wary of return to live baseball, Povich Center-CDCE-Post poll finds

With baseball’s Opening Day April 1, fans throughout the country are deciding whether or not they’d feel comfortable enough returning to stadiums during the 2021 season while local teams like the Nationals and Orioles are introducing a host of safety protocols.

Bill alters gun storage requirements for unsupervised minors

A bill in Maryland that would establish additional prohibitions and increased penalties for an unsupervised child to access a firearm was introduced at the state’s General Assembly.

Md. bill would publicize monetary settlement with police

A bill that could require local law enforcement agencies in Maryland to report monetary settlements and judgments with police officers to the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services passed in the state’s House of Delegates this week.

Maryland bill would curb police use of military surplus equipment

A bill that could prevent law enforcement agencies in the state from purchasing certain military equipment via a federal surplus program was passed in the Maryland Senate.

College athletes could be paid for endorsements under Maryland bill

Maryland legislators have introduced a bill in the state’s General Assembly that could allow for increased protections for college athletes as well as for them to profit off of their name, image and likeness.

Bill would grant Maryland high school seniors added year of eligibility

A bill introduced in the Maryland General Assembly would grant public high school senior athletes an added year of eligibility to make up for the challenges and interruptions that the coronavirus pandemic brought.

Bills seek to limit implicit bias in Maryland judicial system

A pair of bills designed to limit implicit bias by stakeholders in the judicial system in Maryland was introduced at the state’s General Assembly.

Bill allows for more local restrictions on tobacco products in Maryland

A bill in the Maryland General Assembly would allow for localities to place more restrictions on the sale and distribution of cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Bill establishes Maryland police use of force requirements

A new bill addressing the use of force by police officers in Maryland was introduced at the Maryland General Assembly part of a growing police reform initiative.