Freddie Gray’s Death, Ensuing Unrest, Spark Legislative Agenda

Gray’s death and the civil unrest that followed brought a spotlight to issues that Baltimore has faced for years.

Maryland House of Delegates Votes to Override 2 Hogan Vetoes

This move reflects the sometimes-tense relations between the Republican governor and the Democratic-controlled General Assembly.

Maryland Senate Passes Criminal Justice Reform Bill After Debate Over Amendments

While the bill passed unanimously by a vote of 46-0 Thursday, senators from both sides of the aisle voiced concerns about the legislation.

Justice Reinvestment Bill Expected to Return to Senate Wednesday

Concerns over amendments that would limit the scope and effect of the legislation delayed a vote on the bill earlier this week.

Expungement Legislation Would Remove Barriers to Employment, Reentry, Supporters Say

A Baltimore woman says she can’t find a job because she served time in prison. A set of Maryland legislation would work to change that.

Maryland Educators, Legislators Seek Measures to Limit Standardized Testing in Schools

The trio of bills would address the amount of time spent on testing each year, a kindergarten readiness test and the use of PARCC scores in teacher and principal evaluations.

Happenings in Annapolis include bills on lead paint; drunken driving damages; new health commission

A roundup of happenings in Annapolis from Feb. 9, 2016.

Maryland Bill Would Require Sexual Abuse Awareness Education in Schools

Delegate Eric Luedtke, D-Montgomery, called the proposed bill “the single most effective thing we can do to stop abuse.”