Maryland lawmakers update policy on sexual harassment
Maryland lawmakers will take up a proposal to update the Legislature's sexual harassment policy by creating a central repository to keep track of complaints against legislators each year.
Morhaim floats delay in paid sick leave veto override
A veteran Baltimore County Democrat who voted in favor of a bill mandating paid sick leave is telling business groups and other organizations of a potential delay to an expected attempt to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto. Del. Dan K. Morhaim said he continues to support the policy of paid sick leave but is responding ...
Md. lawmakers may be asked to cure health exchange woes
After months of turmoil on Maryland’s individual health exchange, the General Assembly will get its first crack at tackling some of the forces that led to significant increases in premiums this year.
Advocacy groups seek changes to 'solitary confinement' in Md. prisons
Legislation to reduce use of restrictive housing in Maryland prisons is expected to be reintroduced in the 2018 General Assembly session because circumstances have not improved over the years the issue has been tracked, advocates said Thursday. Maryland places individuals in segregation — 22 or more hours in a cell with or without a cellmate ...
Maryland governor sells waterfront home for $1.35M
Gov. Larry Hogan has sold his waterfront home for $1.35 million.
Hogan to declare 'Cancer Screen Week'
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan is issuing a proclamation to declare the first week of December as “Cancer Screen Week.” The governor, who is a cancer survivor, says the preventative measures increase the chance of catching cancer early, when they are most likely to be treated successfully. Hogan is joining governors from Colorado, Florida, Georgia, ...
Md. judge delays decision in Schrader, Peters lawsuit
ANNAPOLIS — An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge will delay an order in a case that pits two of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s more controversial appointments against the state’s treasurer and Democrats in the Maryland Senate. Judge Ronald Silkworth Thursday said he would delay a decision to allow attorneys for both sides to prepare proposed ...
Hogan counters with paid sick leave compromise
ANNAPOLIS — Facing an expected attempt to override his veto of a paid sick leave law favored by Democrats, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is offering a compromise package that that includes $100 million in tax breaks to small businesses. Hogan offered the package as a compromise in advance of an expected battle in the 2018 General ...
Lawmakers will focus on Baltimore's violence, online bullying, parental rights
(First in a series) [READ MORE: Dec. 3: Battle over beer ] With the number of homicides exceeding 300 annually in Baltimore, the Maryland General Assembly this coming session will consider increasing funding for programs legislators say show promise for reducing violent crime in the state’s most populous city as well as strengthening penalties for illegal gun possession ...
Advocacy group to take aim at prescription drug prices in Md.
A year after the General Assembly passed legislation targeting price gouging by generic drug manufacturers, a health care advocacy group will bring forward legislation in 2018 designed to decrease the prices of all prescription drugs, including brand name and specialty drugs. Under the legislation proposed by the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, the state would create ...