Maryland General Assembly

Md. lawmakers, officials, union meet on staffing shortages

State union employees told lawmakers Tuesday they are concerned that staff shortages — of about 2,600, according to a 2018 study — are causing safety issues, including some injuries, for employees at certain agencies.

Md. Senate President Miller to step down as chamber leader

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr. announced Thursday that he is stepping down from the position he’s held for more than three decades as he continues to battle cancer.

Former Md. delegate pleads guilty to wire fraud charge

GREENBELT, Maryland — Former Maryland Delegate Tawanna Gaines, D-Prince George’s, pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal wire fraud charge in the U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, after prosecutors say she used an undisclosed PayPal account to defraud campaign contributors. Gaines,…

Charges against Md. delegate add to state corruption history

Former Delegate Tawanna Gaines, D-Prince George’s, is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on a federal wire fraud charge, adding to an already-long list of Maryland lawmakers — largely Democrats — who have been convicted, charged or reprimanded for corruption or other ethical issues in recent years.

A roundup of Maryland laws taking effect Oct. 1

Hundreds of Maryland laws are going into effect Tuesday, spanning subjects from criminal justice reform to election law to medical cannabis. Here is a roundup of some of those, broken down by subject.

Opening the curtains: The data behind 90 days in Annapolis

Capital News Service gathered data from the 2019 legislative session and conducted an analysis to report on some of the most striking takeaways from the General Assembly.

Md. House of Delegates elects Adrienne Jones as new speaker

Following more than four hours of deliberation, the Maryland House of Delegates made history in a surprise decision Wednesday afternoon, voting Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, D-Baltimore County, the next Speaker of the House.

Marylanders mourn loss of Speaker Busch

Family, friends, and public officials gathered to say a final goodbye to former Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, whose funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday.

Hundreds gather in Annapolis to honor Michael Busch

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Politicians, dignitaries and the general public gathered Monday afternoon at the Maryland State House to pay their respects to the late House Speaker Michael Busch.

Final day of General Assembly filled with sorrow as the legislature wraps up

Final day of General Assembly filled with sorrow as the legislature wraps up.