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Bill introduces criminal, civil penalties for ransomware

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — A bill that introduces steep penalties for the perpetrators of ransomware attacks, like the one that disabled the network of several Maryland hospitals last year, is making its way through the Maryland legislature. The bill defines ransomware…

Maryland bills would ban, study early childhood suspensions

Students of color and students with disabilities in prekindergarten through second grade are disproportionately suspended at a higher rate than their peers, according to a state schools report.

‘Quack quack’: Meet Maryland’s proposed state waterfowl

Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti, D-Harford, is proposing a bill that would add a new state symbol: the canvasback duck, also known as the “King of Ducks,” as the state waterfowl.

Families dressed as superheroes lobby for sick-leave bill

Early Thursday morning, moms and children gathered inside the Miller Senate building at tables littered with paper groundhogs and markers, but this Groundhog’s Day gathering was no celebration for Punxsutawney Phil.

Maryland Senate votes to override Clean Energy Jobs veto

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – The state Senate voted Thursday morning to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s 2016 veto of the Clean Energy Jobs bill, 32 to 13, after the House voted 85 to 51 Tuesday to override the measure.

STATE OF THE STATE: Gov. Larry Hogan addresses Maryland General Assembly

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Hogan delivers his third state-of-the-state address saying much has been accomplished over the past couple of years but there’s more work yet to be done.

Gov. Hogan delivers third State of the State address

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, devoted most of his third State of the State speech to calls for bipartisan efforts to advance key parts of his policy agenda, but strongly criticized several legislative efforts by state Democrats,…

Dems propose withdrawal of constitutional convention calls

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — State Democrats announced a package of new legislation Tuesday aimed at resisting policy efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration and the Republican-controlled Congress. Five pieces of legislation are included in the package. One would withdraw all of…

Bill mandates Baltimore police report surveillance tactics

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The Maryland House Judiciary Committee heard arguments for and against a bill that would require the Police Commissioner of Baltimore City to notify the city council, mayor and delegation about the development of new tactics and use…

Senate bill would allow student refusal of animal dissection

State Sen. Ronald Young, D-Frederick and Washington counties, this week proposed legislation requiring that public and nonpublic schools allow students the right to refuse to participate in or observe coursework that involves live or dead animals.