Author Archives: Capital News Service

Enrollment in private plans on Md. exchange nearly doubles

The  number of people who signed up for private qualified health plans through the Maryland Health Connection nearly doubled during this year’s enrollment period, numbers released this week show. According to the latest statistics, through Feb. 28, enrollment in private ...

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Md. House passes bill to reform civil forfeiture rules

A bill that would reform Maryland’s civil forfeiture policies, restricting the state’s ability to keep confiscated property and requiring police to report seizures, passed in the House of Delegates on Tuesday.

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Does Maryland have your money? More residents claiming funds

Revenue claims examiner Faye Johnson searches for one Maryland woman’s name in the state comptroller’s unclaimed property database at an October event at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. (CNS/ANNIKA MCGINNIS)

It was Joyce Vann’s lucky day. The Dundalk resident had been walking by a booth that advertised it was “giving away millions” when she thought she’d try her chances — and after her name popped up in the online database listing Marylanders’ lost or forgotten funds, she got $400 in the mail.

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Bill seeks to stop desecration of human remains

Sen. Lisa Gladden says lawmakers must not forget low-income residents when addressing police accountability issues during the General Assembly session. ‘What the police do is a tough job, but by the same token it isn’t more tough than living on North Avenue,’ she says. (File photo)

Was it grave robbing, cemetery vandalism or something more serious that inspired a bill to criminalize desecration of human remains? “I think it has to do with a murder,” said state Sen. Lisa A. Gladden, D-Baltimore.

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