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.

Hogan proposes $150 million for increased Maryland police funding

Gov. Larry Hogan, R, on Friday announced police and public-safety funding proposals, which drew criticism from Democratic members of the Legislature.

Maryland hiring new superintendent for juvenile facilities

A new superintendent is being hired to help manage Maryland’s schools for troubled youth, starting in January.

Thousands of Marylanders face animal bites and rabies exposure each year

Each year an average of 13,000 animal bites are reported in Maryland, according to data collected by the Maryland Department of Health from 2015 to 2019, and those who are bitten can face an expensive treatment to prevent contracting the fatal virus.

Hogan announces budget framework for surplus

The five-point plan includes boosting the state’s rainy-day fund, tax relief for retirees, tax relief for Marylanders, help for underserved people, and “enhancement” for state employees — likely in the form of compensation.

Redistricting groups faced with uneven population growth

Maryland counties’ population grew unevenly over the past 10 years, leaving the state’s two redistricting groups to draw new maps and create districts with equal, or close to equal, population.

Maryland does not display Native American COVID-19 data

Without public-facing numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths, it is a mystery how many Native people in Maryland are impacted — and how many resources should be allocated to help.

Maryland redistricting groups ponder single, multi-member maps

One of Maryland’s two redistricting commissions is tasked with proposing a state legislative map using only single-member delegate districts, but the current mixed system still has significant support.

New Maryland laws affect police, voting, LGBTQ+ rights

New laws going into effect in Maryland on Friday will put into action police and criminal justice reforms, address early voting, and increase protections for LGBTQ+ people.

New cybersecurity guidance coming to Maryland localities

Local governments and small organizations are asked under a new law to go to the state of Maryland for advice in improving their cybersecurity, particularly after a handful of ransomware attacks in the past few years.

Centuries-old founding documents, letter on display in Annapolis

Early and immediate newspaper printings of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights, as well as historic engravings of the declaration, are on display at the Annapolis State House until Nov. 14, 2021.