ANNAPOLIS — Competing bills that ban fracking or extend the current moratorium on the controversial natural gas extraction process are both likely headed to the Senate for a vote. Sen. Joan Carter Conway, D-Baltimore City and chair of the Education, ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS – The General Assembly’s Democratic leaders must provide testimony in a challenge by Republicans to a Maryland congressional district they allege was unconstitutionally redrawn to favor Democrats. A three-judge U.S. District Court panel this week rejected arguments by Senate ...Read More »
RICHMOND, Va. — President Donald Trump’s budget proposal would eliminate federal funding for the program that coordinates Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts, and environmental groups warned the cut would threaten decades of progress. Trump’s spending plan for the 2018 budget year, ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate has given final approval to its version of legislation mandating paid sick leave in the state. The 29-18 vote fell largely along party lines. Four Democrats, Sens. Jim Brochin, James E. “Ed” DeGrange, Kathy Klausmeier, ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Two paid sick leave proposals being considered by the General Assembly are headed for a veto should either land on Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk. Hogan, speaking to reporters Wednesday, said both bills are unacceptable and declared them “dead ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan is pleased with the passage of some items from his 2017 legislative agenda but, at a press conference Wednesday, offered scathing rebukes to some of his political opponents, whom he accused of playing politics at the ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland measure aimed at keeping antibiotics effective is headed to the state Senate. The Keep Antibiotics Effective Act will be before the Senate this week. The Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee passed the bill out ...
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ANNAPOLIS — A new floor fight over mandatory paid sick leave in Maryland has set up likely debate between the House of Delegates and the Senate even as some supporters worry about the ability to override an anticipated veto by ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — A late-season snowstorm in the nation’s capital has prompted the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to allow a 3-hour delayed arrival for non-emergency employees at area federal offices. OPM also announced that non-emergency employees also have the option ...
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