Md. legislative leadership changes seen as a boon for Baltimore region
The opening of the 2020 legislative session in just one month marks a shift in leadership not seen in Maryland since 1986. The ascendance of House Speaker Adrienne Jones, of Baltimore County, and incoming Senate President William “Bill” Ferguson, of Baltimore, will likely benefit the city and the region. As leaders of their respective chambers, Jones ...
State says long-sought Howard Street Tunnel 'fully funded'
A long-awaited project that would improve the aging Howard Street Tunnel and which had been viewed as critical for the future of rail cargo shipments from the Port of Baltimore is fully funded, according to state transportation officials. Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn, in a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, said the Hogan ...
Hogan's education agenda focuses on school construction, 'accountability'
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan Thursday called on lawmakers to support his proposals for education targeted at bricks and mortar as well as student performance. The proposals for a massive infusion of school construction funds and “accountability” provisions from the second term governor come nearly a month before lawmakers reconvene in the state capital to ...
Watch Gov. Hogan's news conference about Md. public education
Gov. Larry Hogan held a news conference about education reform. Watch the video below.
James White, head of the Maryland Port Administration, resigns
The director of the Maryland Port Administration is leaving at the end of the year. James White, who is in his second stint leading the port administration, tendered his resignation Wednesday afternoon. Erin Henson, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Department of Transportation, confirmed Wednesday evening that White will leave his post on Dec.31. A reason ...
Hogan's $11B-$15B highway proposal hits delay
ANNAPOLIS — A proposal to expand parts of the Capital Beltway and the American Legion Bridge hit a snag Wednesday after Comptroller Peter Franchot asked for the delay of a key Board of Public Works’ vote. The three-member panel was set to vote on a proposal to expand parts of Interstate 270 and Interstate 495, ...
Md. task force weighs need for tighter vaping regulation
COLLEGE PARK — The head of the state agency that enforces tobacco regulations is asking a task force for help in keeping up with advances in the industry that include e-cigarettes and vaping. The call comes as Comptroller Peter Franchot leads a task force he appointed to review the industry in the wake of a national ...
Maryland task force meets on electronic smoking devices
A Maryland task force on electronic smoking devices is holding its first meeting.
Longtime Maryland lawmaker retires citing health issues
The retirement of a long-serving Maryland lawmaker has opened a leadership position in the state Senate.
Md. trial attorneys seek to dismiss lawsuit from their former lobbying firm
The association representing Maryland’s tort lawyers is asking a Circuit Court judge to dismiss a lawsuit against it filed by the group’s former lobbying firm. In a filing in Prince George’s County Circuit Court, the Maryland Association for Justice claims that a mass exodus of lobbyists last fall from Alexander & Cleaver allowed the group to ...