Maryland public school students have had some of the fewest opportunities in the nation to attend regular in-person instruction despite the state’s moderate COVID-19 spread.
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.
The Maryland General Assembly operated like never before in 2021 but still passed significant measures that included a multi-billion dollar COVID-19 relief plan, historic police reform, legalized sports wagering, and a wave of overrides of the governor’s vetoes.
A bill that would, among other things, mandate healthcare workers participate in implicit bias training, is on the desk of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R.
A bill that would protect firearms rights of medical cannabis users in Maryland ran into a roadblock in the Maryland House of Delegates on Friday.
Brood X, a new generation of cicadas, will begin to show up in Maryland in the next few weeks, after a 17-year-long hiatus.
Releasing balloons in the sky may very soon become illegal in Maryland. House bill 391 hopes to eliminate balloon pollution as well as the threat they pose to wildlife. The bill passed through both chambers and is on the governor’s desk.
As COVID-19 wreaked havoc in Maryland last spring, area hospice providers were forced to rethink their entire approach to delivering care; many faced exorbitantly higher operating costs.
A Maryland bill would repeal certain disqualifications for serving on a jury, and proponents argue that it is centered around re-enfranchisement.
Emergency measures to help struggling businesses pay less in unemployment insurance taxes while simultaneously granting more funding to the unemployed were voted out of the Maryland state Legislature and await signatures from Gov. Larry Hogan, R. Raising from $50 to $200 the weekly amount that unemployment insurance claimants can receive is among the measures, which come as the Maryland Department Labor continues to receive thousands of claims each week.
Multiple bills concerning voting rights are going through the Maryland Legislature this session that would codify ballot drop boxes, guarantee the right to vote for incarcerated individuals, and expand early voting centers, despite partisan disagreement.