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Maryland Gov. Wes Moore and Comptroller Brooke Lierman listen during a panel discussion with business owners in February. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
Sep 18, 2023

Maryland’s $555M surplus reflects waning impact of COVID relief funds

Maryland emerged from the last fiscal year with a $555 million surplus, a fraction of its multibillion-dollar surpluses from the previous two fiscal years, the state comptroller said Monday.

Baltimore City State Attorney Ivan Bates announces separate indictments on two different officers with Baltimore Police on May 4, 2023, in Baltimore. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)
Sep 18, 2023

Bates releases updated ‘do not call’ list of 60 current and former cops who can’t testify

The Baltimore State's Attorney's Office released a new list of police officers who have credibility issues serious enough to block them from testifying in criminal cases.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission headquarters and Washington Field Office. (Wikimedia Commons / AgnosticPreachersKid / “Woodward_and_Lothrop_Service_Warehouse” / CC BY-SA 3.0
Sep 18, 2023

EEOC files suit against Md. car dealership alleging disability discrimination

A Baltimore-area car dealership allegedly demoted and later discharged an employee because of her disabilities, according to a lawsuit.

The Maryland State Bar Association began offering online continuing legal education in 2010 and the classes have only grown in popularity. Online CLE has also helped legal nonprofits boost the ranks of volunteer attorneys who can take on pro bono cases after completing a training course in a particular area of law. (Thinkstock)
Sep 15, 2023

Are Maryland lawyers ready to move to mandatory CLE?

The Maryland Supreme Court is soliciting comments to determine whether continuing legal education could become mandatory for attorneys.

Maryland School Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury announced he would not seek a second term on Friday. (Submitted photo)
Sep 15, 2023

Longest-serving schools chief weighs in on superintendent’s abrupt decision to depart

After the Maryland schools superintendent’s abrupt decision to withdraw, a former superintendent said a second term would have inhibited progress.

Sep 15, 2023

Marilyn Mosby will testify at perjury trial about COVID-19 financial hardship, court filings show

Ex-Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby will take the stand at her upcoming federal perjury trial, according to a new court filing submitted Friday.

Sep 14, 2023

Over 500 apply for minimum 200 spots in Moore’s service year program

Maryland received more than 500 applications for what Gov. Wes Moore has said is a first-in-the-nation state-government-sponsored service option.

Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown comments about releasing the redacted report on child sexual abuse in the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore on April 6, 2023, in Baltimore. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Sep 14, 2023

Leasing company must pay $35M in total, $1M to Maryland for misleading consumers

A leasing company must pay $35 million in total to 41 states, including Maryland, after a multistate investigation found it misled consumers.

Optavia Active, which includes an essential amino acids (EAA) blend and whey protein, will launch to the public in September. Other products expected to be rolled out next year. (Photo courtesy of Medifast)
Sep 14, 2023

Baltimore-based Medifast sees growth in sports nutrition field

The Baltimore-based Medifast opened a “product innovation center” in Owings Mills that has developed new product OPTAVIA Active.

MHEC Chair Catherine "Cassie" Motz said the revote was prompted by recent guidance from the Office of the Attorney General. (Submitted Photo)
Sep 13, 2023

Md. higher ed commission conducts ‘re-do’ vote for challenged Stevenson program

The Maryland Higher Education Commission reviewed a contested Stevenson University program and met in closed session to "re-do" a previous vote rejecting the program.

Sep 13, 2023

Md. high court details basis for Harford County teacher ruling

There’s nothing in the Harford County Charter, or any legal doctrine, that precludes a county public school teacher from serving as a member of the county’s council, the Maryland Supreme Court said in an opinion explaining an earlier order. The high court in April had issued a per curiam order overturning a circuit ruling in […]

Jonathan M. Smith will lead the new civil rights division at the Maryland Attorney General's Office. (Contributed photo)
Sep 13, 2023

Maryland AG’s Office names leader of new civil rights division

Maryland's attorney general has named a longtime civil rights lawyer to head a new division that will enforce laws banning discrimination in housing, employment and other areas.

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