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.

In Maryland politics, the war on rural is dead — long live the war on rural?

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — In 2009, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley closed the visitor center at the Sideling Hill cut, the symbolic gateway to Western Maryland, as a cost-saving effort. Some saw the move as personal, or at least confirmation of…

House debates child-marriage restrictions

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Minors can get married in Maryland if they have their parents’ consent or the woman to be married is pregnant or has given birth. The problem, advocates say, is that parents coerce children, usually girls, into forced…

Trump, corruption, state finances color legislative session

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Democrats during the 2017 Maryland General Assembly session made concerted efforts to preempt policies from the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress. An unexpected shortfall in revenue added to the usual partisan conflict over the budget while…

Coast Guardsman loses all in fire, garners community support

Quinten Maggio, a Coast Guardsman from Annapolis, lost everything in a fire in early 2017. He now advocates renters insurance.

Annapolis native with Down syndrome enjoys lobbying, working

By HANNAH KLARNER Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Madelyn Monzo doesn’t spend her paychecks — she’s saving them to take her father to Walt Disney World. The 24-year-old Annapolis native works in a discount store — her third job…

Maryland could host the nation’s largest offshore wind farm

The Maryland Public Service Commission is considering two proposals for turbines off the coast of Ocean City, giving Maryland the potential to host the nation’s largest offshore wind farm.

Ticket promotions help big league clubs draw in fans

Over the past three seasons, the Orioles have averaged between 8,000 and 12,000 more people during games with promotions than without. A significant number of the around 30 promotional games each season come during the weekend.

Maryland Black Caucus agenda tallies some wins, some losses

Members of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland gather for a presentation of their priority agenda items on, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Annapolis, Md. The caucus prioritized issues including medical cannabis, and the suspension of pre-kindergarten students. (Hannah Klarner/Capital News Service)

Legislation creates task force to study surveillance tactics

ANNAPOLIS, Md– A bill making its way through the Maryland legislature would create a taskforce to study police use of surveillance technologies, such as facial recognition software.

Trump, corruption, state finances color legislative session

Democrats during the 2017 Maryland General Assembly session made concerted efforts to preempt policies from the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress.