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Lawmakers seek to protect bee colonies from bears

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – House lawmakers and Western Maryland beekeepers are seeking protection for apiarists who use deadly force to protect their bee colonies from black bears. Currently, using deadly force against black bears in defense of livestock is legal, but…

Comptroller seeks power to combat tax fraud

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Legislation supported by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot and Gov. Larry Hogan would give new powers to the comptroller’s office to combat tax fraud. Testifying Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, Franchot, a Democrat, asked lawmakers to “give…

Block of homes in Baltimore destroyed for city revival

BALTIMORE – Gov. Larry Hogan visited Baltimore Friday to demolish a row of homes on Chester Street as a part of Project C.O.R.E, a state and city initiative that aims to revitalize the city by creating mixed use retail and housing spaces, parks, and small business opportunities.

Md. Senate approves resolution to empower attorney general

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The Maryland Senate voted 29-17 Friday, largely on party lines, on a resolution that will empower the state attorney general to pursue cases against Trump administration policies. Republicans have staunchly opposed the resolution and walked out of…

Protesters rally in front of State House to oppose fracking

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – With a state moratorium on hydraulic fracturing — or “fracking” — set to expire in eight months, Maryland legislators and activists are throwing their support behind a permanent ban. Activist group Don’t Frack Maryland on Wednesday held…

GOP senators walk out over resolution to fight Trump orders

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Republican senators walked out of the Maryland Senate during debate over a resolution introduced by Democrats that would direct state Attorney General Brian Frosh to challenge federal actions that cause harm to Marylanders. Republicans tried to secure…

Civil rights groups push legislation on police transparency

Maryland is one of the least transparent states regarding police misconduct complaints, civil rights advocates said in Annapolis Wednesday.

Lawmakers react to Governor’s third State of the State

ANNAPOLIS– Governor Larry Hogan delivered his third annual State of the State address. He touched on a variety of topics from education to transportation, and highlighted the importance of bipartisanship in the upcoming year. Reactions of democrats varied from hopeful and critical.

State lawmakers put passing bills aside for an annual game of roundball

COLLEGE PARK–Maryland state lawmakers are sometimes known for playing hardball but for one night during the 90-day session they face off against each other in a game of roundball.

Md. lawmakers announce anti-voucher proposals

As the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, a group of Maryland lawmakers gathered in Annapolis Tuesday afternoon to introduce a package of five legislative priorities regarding education.