Maryland

Maryland Congressional Delegation Reacts to Obama’s Use of Force Request Against ISIS

Reactions varied among the Maryland congressional delegation Thursday to President Barack Obama’s request for authority to use military force against the Islamic State.

Curbing Heroin Addiction Among Bills Presented By Maryland Senate Leadership

Curbing heroin addiction, and civil penalties for drunken driving were atop a legislative agenda released by the Maryland Senate leadership Tuesday morning.

Maryland’s Judiciary Focuses on Digitizing Courts, Helping Children, Elderly

Maryland Appeals Court Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera described the state’s judicial system as “doing well,” and highlighted drug courts, embracing technology and helping children and the elderly as priorities.

Poor Communities Surrounding Baltimore Casino Getting Less Revenue Than Anticipated

Horseshoe Casino, plopped right in the middle of impoverished South Baltimore, was supposed to inject new life into “historically ignored” communities mired with high crime and unemployment rates, poor health and lackluster housing. But city agencies’ needs have skyrocketed since the casino’s opening — and the community-intended fund has absorbed the costs.

The Mystery of Senate Bill 129: Baltimore City Senator Introduces Bill To Stop Desecration of Human Remains

Was it grave robbing, cemetery vandalism or something more serious that inspired a bill to criminalize desecration of human remains?

State-Mandated Sick Leave Debate Draws Crowd and Controversy

More than 100 people overflow the Senate Finance Committee hearing to weigh in on bill requiring paid time off.

In First State of the State Address, Hogan Emphasizes Business, Tax Cuts

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan emphasized a business-friendly environment and tax relief during his State of the State address to the General Assembly on Wednesday.

Ahead of State of the State, Maryland Legislators Have Their Own Ideas About the State

Ahead of this year’s State of the State, legislators from the House of Delegates and the state Senate shared their thoughts on what they expect from Gov. Larry Hogan’s address.

Franchot Visits Baltimore City School, Says He Will Advocate for Replacement Building

Comptroller Peter Franchot assured staff and students at Graceland Park-O’Donnell Heights Elementary School and the city’s school board that he will push for the funding of a replacement school as he toured the building Friday morning.

Funding for Higher Education Leaves Maryland’s Community Colleges ‘Squeezed’

A provision in a state statute guarantees that each of Maryland’s community colleges receives no less than it did the prior year, but Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposed budget for the 2016 fiscal year includes plans to reverse that.