Annapolis

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Md. Revenue Estimates board updates tax projections

The Maryland Board of Revenue Estimates voted unanimously Thursday to increase the state’s projected revenues for the current fiscal year by just under $130 million, but cautioned that the uptick “is not indicative of long-term economic growth.”

Annual cocaine overdose deaths on rise in Maryland

Despite some good news from the first quarter of this year, cocaine-related deaths have skyrocketed annually in Maryland since 2015, with nearly half of those occurring in Baltimore. The vast majority of those deaths — 82%, according to the Maryland Department of Health — involved fentanyl, a powerful and dangerous synthetic opioid.

Md. lawmakers, AG question DeVos on loan forgiveness program

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and a coalition of state lawmakers have asked U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos why so many people are being denied by the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Maryland eyes Dorian for coastal flooding, rip current risks

Maryland lifeguards and emergency managers kept a close eye on possible threats from coastal flooding and rip currents as Hurricane Dorian meandered up the mid-Atlantic coast Friday afternoon and began a projected arc out to sea.

Opening the curtains: The data behind 90 days in Annapolis

Capital News Service gathered data from the 2019 legislative session and conducted an analysis to report on some of the most striking takeaways from the General Assembly.

Md.’s consumer advocates push for new debt collection laws

Some of Maryland’s debt collection laws haven’t been updated since the Reagan administration. Lawmakers and consumer advocates are trying to update the law to protect low-income Marylanders from punitive collection tactics like wage garnishment and body attachments.

Bartlett’s first stint at Md. Statehouse highlights her passion to help the vulnerable

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Years after volunteering for the gubernatorial and Senate campaigns of Douglas Wilder and Barbara Mikulski, J. Sandy Bartlett had a conversation that would prove to be life-changing. Bartlett had been approached by then-state Sen. James E. DeGrange…

Md. House of Delegates elects Adrienne Jones as new speaker

Following more than four hours of deliberation, the Maryland House of Delegates made history in a surprise decision Wednesday afternoon, voting Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, D-Baltimore County, the next Speaker of the House.

Bill would provide protections to student loan borrowers

At the urging of the Maryland attorney general, legislation passed the state’s General Assembly that provides protections for student loan borrowers when working with loan servicers. The legislation comes months after a report by the Office of the Inspector General claimed servicers placed borrowers in adverse situations.

Despite tight landfill space, mattress recycling bill failed

“End-of-life” mattresses and box springs are often discarded in landfills or illegally dumped — this remains an issue for Maryland’s environmental waste management goals and the state’s landfill lifespan.