Annapolis

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Ravens, state to spend $144 million on stadium improvements

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – The Board of Public Works voted 3-0 Wednesday to allow the Maryland Stadium Authority to accept $120 million from the Baltimore Ravens to upgrade several areas of M&T Bank Stadium, and granted permission for the stadium authority…

Maryland school safety training includes Sandy Hook speakers

Just over four years after the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut, schools across the nation are continuing their efforts to promote safety and security for students, including in Maryland through the state’s 2017 School Safety Initiative.

Analyst: Md. could lose $1.4 billion under health care repeal

A federal repeal of the national health care law could cost Maryland $1.4 billion in the 2018 fiscal year, state budget analysts said Tuesday.

Maryland League of Conservation Voters rates Gov. Hogan

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The Maryland League of Conservation Voters on Tuesday gave Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan high marks for his commitment to preserving open space, but an overall “Needs Improvement” grade on its 2017 report card, largely because, the group said, the Republican governor’s stated environmental positions are not supported fully by his legislative actions.

Gov. Hogan releases 2018 fiscal year budget proposal

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Gov. Larry Hogan, a popular Republican governor, released detailed budget numbers to the Democrat-controlled General Assembly Wednesday morning. In a preview Tuesday, the governor touted that his proposed budget would decrease general fund spending. Indeed, details released…

Gov. Larry Hogan touts smaller Maryland budget, no ‘serious cuts’

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced that his 2018 budget proposal includes less spending, in real dollars, than last year’s budget but includes “no serious cuts to any agencies or programs” and no new taxes. The governor said…

State transportation agency advocates for self-driving car legislation

The state’s Motor Vehicle Administration is advocating legislation that would transfer regulatory power of self-driving cars to the agency and the state police, saying the change may improve safety on Maryland roads and reduce human error.

Maryland’s General Assembly gavels in 2017 session

The 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly began Wednesday amid confusion stemming from federal investigations plaguing Democrats and concern among Republicans over the possible override of several vetoes issued by Gov. Larry Hogan at the end of the 2016 session.

Medical cannabis, justice, education top Black Caucus agenda

The Maryland Black Caucus laid out their priorities for the 2017 General Assembly session, including diversifying the medical cannabis industry, eliminating the cash bail system and reforming education during a press conference Wednesday morning.

College becoming less affordable for Maryland students

Many of the reasons loans have increased is because the price to attend college, even at state schools that subsidize costs for some students, has also increased, including in Maryland.