Despite the absence of successful prosecutions, Freddie Gray’s death from injuries sustained in custody in Baltimore will continue to prompt changes in the conduct of policing in the city and the state, Maryland legislators said Wednesday.Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland lawmaker says he wished he had been more transparent about his business connection to the cannabis industry prior to championing the legalization of medical marijuana in the state. The Washington Post reported on Saturday that Del. ...Read More »
The growing trend toward criminal justice reform will create opportunities for people with criminal records to get second chances and avoid the collateral consequences of a conviction, but slip-ups and faulty policies on the administrative side of things can still ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Del. John Cluster is leaving his seat in the House of Delegates after being appointed to the state Parole Commission. The Baltimore County Republican announced his resignation in a statement Monday. He begins serving on the commission Aug. ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan says the Maryland State House was saved from a lightning strike “by a 208-year-old original Ben Franklin lightning rod.” The nation’s oldest State House was hit by lightning Friday evening, triggering a sprinkler system in ...
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ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s minimum wage and the state’s gas tax are going up. Here’s a look at some new laws that take effect Friday: MINIMUM WAGE Maryland’s minimum wage will rise from $8.25 to $8.75. It’s the latest bump scheduled ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland lawmaker is taking part in a discussion about state efforts to boost retirement savings. Del. Bill Frick will take part in the discussion, which is being sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Experts and lawmakers from ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — A spokesman for former Maryland Rep. Helen Bentley says she has entered hospice care. Joseph Schrack, a family spokesman, confirmed Wednesday that the 92-year-old Republican is receiving hospice care at her home in Baltimore County. He says Bentley ...Read More »
A former appointee of Gov. Larry Hogan to the Baltimore City Board of Liquor License Commissioners and a bar owner have filed suit over a new law that removes the governor’s ability to appoint members of the panel. The lawsuit ...
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ANNAPOLIS — And now it’s down to the relative few. Gov. Larry Hogan Thursday signed into law 144 bills in what was his fifth bill-signing ceremony Thursday including, as expected, a sweeping reform of the criminal justice system. The last ...Read More »