Annapolis

Located blocks from the Statehouse, the CNS Annapolis bureau has more reporters dedicated to covering Maryland politics and policy than any other news organization in Maryland.

Maryland gubernatorial candidate’s financial connections pose conflict problems

Capital News Service reviewed the ethics filings and financial disclosures of the leading Democratic candidates for governor and found that while some have holdings in individual companies, none of them has a portfolio matching Wes Moore’s for size and range, and few invest in individual companies.

Inside Maryland’s marijuana industry, beginning at the root

With Maryland voters poised to decide in November on whether recreational cannabis will be legal in the state, Capital News Service is taking a look at the state’s already legal medical cannabis market.

Baltimore church rehabilitates dying forest with lots of help

For years, 10 acres of woods outside a small Black church in Baltimore went untouched. Now, the entire community — along with partners from the U.S. Department of Agriculture — is organizing around its restoration.

Partnership turns Maryland environmental disaster into sanctuary

Masonville Cove, a small stretch of woods along the Patapsco River, once held over 60,000 tons of trash. Now, the scenic nature reserve is home to a variety of wildlife — even bald eagles.

Laura Neuman, the only female Democratic candidate for Maryland governor, leaves race, endorses Peter Franchot

Laura Neuman is the first to fall from the primary contest and shift support to another candidate.

Maryland legislators say goodbye after years of service

As Maryland’s legislative session comes to an end, Capital News Service sat down with three representatives to talk about their time in the political sphere and ask what comes after their combined 52 years of service in the State House.

Governor signs into law last bills for 2022 General Assembly

Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan signed 79 bipartisan bills into law, capping his final legislative session in office.

Maryland General Assembly closes 2022 session with sweeping legislation

The new laws, many of which passed over Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s objections, included landmark efforts to slow climate change, a referendum on making marijuana legal and an effort to expand access to abortion services.

Hogan, Democrats tout accomplishments on final day of legislative session

The Republican governor called the General Assembly the best of his two terms. Democrats declared victory, too, after overriding 10 vetoes from the governor in the past week to accomplish some of their priorities.

Maryland drivers criticize upcoming end to gas tax holiday

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland drivers will not get extended relief at the gas pump after Republican attempts to extend the state’s one month gas tax holiday through Memorial Day failed Thursday after House Democrats rejected the move. The average price of…