Maryland Holds National Food Day Events Across the State

Nearly 100 events are taking place Thursday in Maryland to celebrate national Food Day, a movement to promote healthy, affordable and sustainable food.

Voter Poll Shows Brown Ahead of Gansler, Partisan Agreement on Shutdown

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown was 20 percentage points ahead of Attorney General David Gansler in the governor’s race as likely voters provided insight to public opinion on Maryland and national politics in a new poll.

Fracking Opponents Unite To Keep Energy Extraction Method Out of Maryland

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.

Marylanders Petition O’Malley with “Boarding Passes for Justice”

According to several advocacy groups, food service and retail workers at BWI are not being fairly compensated.

Maryland Combats Power Plant Pollution

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.

O’Malley Assigns Group to Investigate Abuses at Crownsville State Hospital

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 to Visit Maryland in Bid to Recruit Businesses

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. O’Malley, Legislature Close 2013 Session With Progressive Victories

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 Martin O’Malley and the General Assembly approved new gun control laws, repealed the death penalty, and funded a wind energy project during the 2013 legislative session.

Md. Senate Gives Final Approval, Gun Legislation Headed to Gov. O’Malley

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.

Gun Bill Passes in House, Moves Closer to Becoming Law

The House of Delegates approved a slightly modified version of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun control bill 78 to 61 Wednesday.