A lack of health care providers in rural areas around Maryland is contributing to health disparities that include higher rates of heart disease and obesity and lower life expectancy rates.
The seven major candidates vying to replace Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley in 2015 expressed a broad range of views on marijuana decriminalization and legalization.
When Gov. Martin O’Malley claimed a minimum wage increase as his top priority of the 2014 legislative session, his final as governor, he sparked a firestorm of debate between lawmakers in Annapolis and the handful of candidates fighting to succeed him.
Lawmakers voted down a Republican alternative to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget, which would have made cuts to limit spending growth to 1 percent and restored state pension fund contributions.
Dozens of uniformed law enforcement officials showed up at the state capital to push back against advancing efforts to loosen Maryland’s marijuana laws.
The legalization bill before Maryland lawmakers delves into an area left untouched by the laws in Colorado and Washington, where legalization has created a paradoxical scenario for people dealing with the consequences of having once been convicted of an offense that is no longer against the law.
The measure would allow families of babies who suffer neurological injuries during birth to sidestep the lawsuit process and seek compensation directly from a statewide fund.
Maryland is one step closer to decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana this legislative session, though a series of hurdles remain.
Democrats applauded when the Maryland House passed a minimum wage increase to $10.10 per hour after a heated debate.
Sitting around a conference table at Linemark printers, O’Malley and about a dozen business people discussed how a wage hike would benefit companies of all sizes by boosting the economy and reducing turnover.