Nearly 100 events are taking place Thursday in Maryland to celebrate national Food Day, a movement to promote healthy, affordable and sustainable food.
It will likely be months before Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley decides the fate of fracking in the Free State, but opponents of the natural-gas extraction process aim to keep the issue in the spotlight.
According to several advocacy groups, food service and retail workers at BWI are not being fairly compensated.
Although Maryland is making strides in reducing its carbon footprint, air pollution from power plants is still creating environmental and health concerns, according to a recent report from Environment Maryland. And some states bordering the Chesapeake Bay have power plants that rank among the dirtiest, according to the advocacy group.
At the direction of Gov. Martin O’Malley, a group headed by an academic researcher will investigate decades of abuse endured by African American patients at the Crownsville State Hospital. Citizens and civil rights activists spoke at Wednesday’s Legislative Black Caucus hearing of a long history of mistreatment of Crownsville patients due to overcrowding, underfunding, and inadequate staffing at the facility, which was founded in 1911 as the Hospital for the Negro Insane and closed in 2004.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will hold private meetings with businesses in Maryland on Wednesday in bid to convince them to move to the Lone Star State.
Gov. Martin O’Malley and the General Assembly approved new gun control laws, repealed the death penalty, and funded a wind energy project during the 2013 legislative session.
The Maryland Senate gave final approval Thursday to strict gun control legislation. The bill will now go to Gov. Martin O’Malley for his signature.