Under new legislation, proof of child-care abilities shifts for blind parents

Under a recent bill, in cases assessing a parent’s ability to care for their child, judges and claimants will need to follow new procedures before introducing a person’s disability in court.

‘A Thankless Job’

Baltimore Animal Control officers spend their days helping a city full of dogs, cats and other critters. When animals need help, officers are there.

Despite Significant Support, Bill on Parental Rights After Rape May Stall

A bill that would terminate rapists’ parental rights may be blocked for the seventh time despite a sizable showing of bipartisan support from a majority of lawmakers in both state chambers.

Advocates Rally For Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder Legislation

More than 400 behavioral health advocates, care providers, patients and their family members rallied in Annapolis on Thursday.

State Lawmakers Debate Empowering Senate To Approve School Superintendent Appointees

Lawmakers in the Maryland Senate debated on Thursday over a bill that would require the chamber to approve future state superintendent appointees.

Bill Would Reduce Wait Times For Solar Customers

Solar workers and utility representatives met with legislators in Annapolis on Thursday to show support for a bill that would shorten waiting time for customers to connect their panel systems to electrical grids.

Cybersecurity Council Is ‘Critical’ to the State, Says Google VP

“I can’t think of anything more critical to our future than figuring out how to secure ourselves in cyberspace,” Google Vice President Vinton Cerf told the Maryland Cybersecurity Council on Thursday.

State Senate Bills Would Expand Access To Medical Marijuana, Raw Milk

Two bills making their way through Maryland’s legislature would expand access to an unlikely pair of hotly debated products with potential health risks: medical marijuana and raw milk.

Right To Try Act Would Allow Greater Access To Experimental Treatments

The Right to Try Act, a bill making its way through the Maryland legislature this week, would expand terminally ill patients’ access to experimental drug treatments.

Senate Judicial Committee Hears Bills on Children, Animals Locked in Hot Cars

Two new bills could grant protection from civil liability to anyone who removes a child or animal from a hot car.