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 focuses on Zika, despite lack of cases

Mosquito season may be waning in Maryland, but Zika research here is in full force.

Hogan says Purple Line will turn Metro around

The Purple Line light rail will help fix Metro’s service issues by increasing ridership, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said in an interview at the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce meeting Friday.

Maryland Burmese refugee arrival numbers shrinking

Once Maryland’s largest incoming refugee population, the Burmese are arriving in smaller and smaller numbers — a trend likely to continue given President Barack Obama’s lifting of sanctions against Myanmar last month.

Maryland shelter assists with aftermath resulting from Hurricane Matthew

Anne Arundel County’s SCPA is working to make more room for Hurricane Matthew rescue dogs. The shelter had already taken in seven hurricane rescues from South Carolina, but now regions of the state with unexpected flooding are turning to Maryland for help.

Advocates seek immunity for youth victims of sex trafficking

Juvenile victims of human trafficking will not be prosecuted for sex crimes in Maryland if a recommendation from a state workgroup becomes law, despite pushback from law enforcement.

Maryland patients still waiting on medical marijuana

Dispensaries are anticipated to open by next summer, but legal fights with the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission over licenses to grow the plant has many concerned that access will keep patients waiting longer.

Laws on drunken driving, public safety, workers’ rights, begin in Maryland

Oct. 1 is the day many pieces of legislation go into effect in the state. Noah’s Law is probably the most well-known, but there are many others.

Maryland board predicts two percent cut in projected revenue

The Maryland Board of Revenue Estimates announced Wednesday that revenues for the current fiscal year are expected to be $365 million less than predicted in March.

Under new legislation, proof of child-care abilities shifts for blind parents

Under a recent bill, in cases assessing a parent’s ability to care for their child, judges and claimants will need to follow new procedures before introducing a person’s disability in court.

Freddie Gray’s Death, Ensuing Unrest, Spark Legislative Agenda

Gray’s death and the civil unrest that followed brought a spotlight to issues that Baltimore has faced for years.