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Maryland seeks solutions for ship stuck in Chesapeake Bay

With all attempts to free the vessel so far unsuccessful, Coast Guard officials have decided the next course of action is to remove cargo containers from the boat to lighten it.

Maryland poised to outlaw declawing cats

Maryland would become the second state in the country to ban the practice, following New York, which outlawed declawing in 2019.

Maryland drivers say gas tax suspension not providing enough relief

ANNAPOLIS — At a Royal Farms gas station Thursday in Hyattsville, a gallon of regular gas went for $3.75, a lot lower than the national average that day of $4.22. That discounted price, however, is temporary, the result of the…

Maryland cannabis dispensaries a relief to tens of thousands

Annapolis – 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 cannabis market, medical marijuana. Gold Leaf in Annapolis…

Maryland voters’ ability to determine legal recreational marijuana hangs on Hogan’s pen

ANNAPOLIS – Only Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature Friday stood between Maryland voters and their ability to decide in a November referendum whether recreational cannabis should be legal in Maryland, after the Senate passed a bill giving them that opportunity…

Paid family, medical leave awaiting Maryland governor’s signature

The bill establishes the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program, which will provide up to 12 weeks of benefits to a covered individual who must take leave from work for specific personal or family circumstances.

Maryland Democrats pass climate bill after years of setbacks

The bill, which aims to significantly curtail the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and sets it on a path for net zero emissions by 2045, cleared the legislature on a party-line vote.

Maryland bill for expanded abortion access awaits governor’s signature

ANNAPOLIS – A bill that its proponents say would expand abortion access by providing $3.5 million for training of nurse practitioners and other medical professionals to perform the procedure passed the Senate Tuesday by a vote of 28-15. Currently only…

Maryland lawmakers scramble to get climate bill to governor by Friday

The Maryland House of Delegates passed an amended version of landmark climate legislation Tuesday, setting legislators scrambling to get the bill to Republican Gov. Larry Hogan by Friday to allow time for a possible veto override.

Maryland becomes first state to lower gas prices with fuel tax moratorium

Maryland drivers got immediate relief at the pump on Feb. 18 when Republican Gov. Larry Hogan signed into law a 30-day gas tax moratorium.