Budget Battle Continues Between Maryland Democrats, Gov. Hogan as Session Nears End

A committee of Maryland legislators on Friday afternoon pushed forward a state budget that would fully fund education.

Maryland Legislature Passes State Budget, But Some Spending Uncertainty Remains

The Maryland General Assembly passed the state’s $40.7 billion budget.

Maryland Legislators Are ‘Waiting to See’ What Governor Does Next on State Budget

Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday morning asked a Maryland Democratic leader to support his fiscal agenda, but by the afternoon, a committee charged with hammering out budget differences appeared to be waiting for him to make the next move.

Maryland State Budget Unanimously Passes Through Senate

Senate members started wildly applauding, cheering and whistling as the 46-0 vote lit up the board, marking the official passage of the state budget through the chamber.

House Appropriations Looks To Shift up to $250 Million to Fund Schools, Reinstate Pay Raises

The Maryland House of Delegates Appropriations Committee on Friday sought to redistribute up to $250 million in the upcoming state budget to reinstate employee raises and fully fund K-12 education, among other changes.

‘Augustine’ Commission Recommends New Secretary Position, Other Business-Friendly Measures

A state commission recommended Thursday that Maryland lawmakers create a Cabinet-level position to oversee state agencies connected to commerce and change the perception that Maryland is unfriendly to businesses.

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.

Maryland’s General Assembly Opens with 69 New Faces, More Power for GOP

More than a third of the legislators at Wednesday’s opening of Maryland’s General Assembly were newly elected, the most sworn in at one time in recent memory, House Speaker Michael Busch, D-Anne Arundel, said during the inaugural legislative session.

O’Malley Signs Retroactive Health Insurance Bill

Gov. Martin O’Malley signed the emergency health care bill that will allow residents to retroactively enroll for coverage under the Maryland Health Insurance Plan after glitches plagued the exchange website.

Minimum Wage, “Rain Tax” and Marijuana: Md. Legislature 2014

Members of the House and Senate convened Wednesday to start the legislative session.