Md. Democrats again to push for 12-week paid leave program
ANNAPOLIS — Democratic lawmakers say they will push again for a paid family leave plan that offers 12 weeks of leave to the vast majority of Maryland workers and would be funded by a new payroll tax. The bill, expected to be introduced later this week, calls for the creation of a state-run insurance program ...
Lawmakers, advocates hope to pass aid-in-dying bill this year
ANNAPOLIS — Advocates hope 2020 will be the year that the Maryland General Assembly passes legislation legalizing aid-in-dying for terminally ill patients. The legislation has failed four times, including last year when, after days of emotional debate in the Senate, Sen. Obie Patterson, D-Prince George’s, refused to vote yes or no. The legislation failed with ...
Hogan says Bay Bridge work will be finished this summer
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A rehabilitation project on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge will be complete by this summer, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday. In addition to wrapping up work on the westbound right lane, all-electronic tolling will be implemented by then as well, the governor said. “I am pleased to announce that this project will ...
Branch named to replace Glenn in Md. House
Chanel A. Branch, an administrator in the Maryland Department of Human Services, has been appointed by the governor to fill the House of Delegates’ vacancy left by the resignation of Cheryl Glenn. Gov. Larry Hogan announced the appointment of Branch, who now serves as director of Support Operations for Strategy and Administration for DHS, to ...
Group preparing to sue EPA over Chesapeake Bay pollution
ANNAPOLIS — A conservation group announced Monday that it’s preparing to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to enforce the Clean Water Act relating to pollution limits for the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation announced it is preparing a notice of intent to sue the EPA, saying the agency has failed to take ...
Q&A: AARP state president talks legislative agenda, aging in place
The Daily Record spoke with AARP Maryland’s State President Jim Campbell about the organization’s efforts this session as well as the growing number of older adults who want to age in place.
Cannabis grower applicant wants Md. to end licensing delays
A top applicant in the latest round of applications for medical cannabis growers licenses is demanding the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission immediately award four licenses following the conviction of a state delegate whom it says corrupted the process. The letter comes even as the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission prepares to hire an outside firm to ...
Maryland Lt. Gov. heads on trade trip to Dubai and Tel Aviv
Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford is leading an economic development trade trip to the United Arab Emirates and Israel.
Md. Chief Judge Barbera calls for an end to judicial elections
ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s top jurist called Thursday for the abolition of contested elections to circuit court judgeships in the state, saying a truly independent judiciary must be free of the need to make campaign promises and to raise money from the attorneys who appear before the judges in court. “Justice is meant to be fair ...
Lawmakers aim to repeal ‘archaic’ Maryland sex laws
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers hope to repeal “archaic” provisions in the state’s spousal defense for sex crimes and sodomy laws with the reintroduction of legislation this session. Lawmakers on Jan. 30 expect to hear Senate Bill 230, which would repeal the use of marriage as a defense to prosecution of some sex crimes and, earlier ...