Annapolis

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Hogan announces $3.9 billion in Rescue Act funding

Unemployment Insurance and Broadband Access in Maryland could be strengthened thanks to assistance from the American Rescue Plan, according to Gov. Larry Hogan, R. Hogan made the announcement during a press conference on Wednesday to detail where $3.9 billion in…

Bill alters gun storage requirements for unsupervised minors

A bill in Maryland that would establish additional prohibitions and increased penalties for an unsupervised child to access a firearm was introduced at the state’s General Assembly.

Maryland law would ban hate symbols in public schools

House bill specifically names Confederate flags, swastikas and nooses to be disallowed.

Baltimore City residents press for tax sale relief

Some low-income homeowners in Baltimore may be at risk of losing their homes due to the city’s tax sale system and the ongoing burdens of the coronavirus pandemic.

Bill adding mental health callback services advances in Md. amid COVID-19 pandemic

Aiming to alleviate the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maryland General Assembly is advancing a bill creating a powerful tool to provide residents with enhanced mental health services. SB719, also known as the Thomas Bloom Raskin Act, would require…

Bill would limit use of DNA databases to solve crimes in Maryland

Maryland lawmakers passed a bill in the House that would define when law enforcement can and cannot use the genetic information of an individual, ensure consent from the individual and establish a narrow list of crimes to which this DNA technology can be applied.

Md. bill would publicize monetary settlement with police

A bill that could require local law enforcement agencies in Maryland to report monetary settlements and judgments with police officers to the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services passed in the state’s House of Delegates this week.

Maryland Delegates argue passionately over ‘Juneteenth’ bill

In support of a bill that would make “Juneteenth” a state and employee-paid holiday, a Maryland Delegate on Monday gave an impassioned speech, which ended with a standing ovation from some colleagues.

Legislators aim for better voter accessibility in Maryland

Multiple bills going through the General Assembly look to improve accessibility for disabled voters in Maryland.

Bill would replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Maryland lawmakers discussed a bill that would replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day, considering testimony from members of the Indigenous peoples and Italian peoples who argue Columbus is a part of their heritage.