Md. lawmakers have no guidebook for legislating during a pandemic

Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne Jones were grim-faced at Gov. Larry Hogan's news conference on COVID-19 Thursday. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS — There were no gatherings of people in the State House Friday. The usual suspects — the advocates and the lobbyists and the tour groups that usually congregate in the spaces between the House and Senate chambers — were ...

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Tax on internet ads gets traction in Maryland

The Statehouse building in Annapolis, (Maximilian Franz / The Daily Record)

A measure to make Maryland the first state in the nation to tax companies like Facebook and Google for money they make from digital ads on the internet is making steps forward in the state's legislature.

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Hogan orders Maryland schools closed

Gov. Larry Hogan gestures with four fingers to make a point that a proposed expansion of Maryland's sales tax would be four times more expensive than the increase that came under Gov. Martin O'Malley. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS — Public schools across Maryland will be closed and access to government buildings will be severely restricted as part of a wide-ranging set of orders issued Thursday by Gov. Larry Hogan in an effort to mitigate the spread of ...

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Md. delegates give initial approval to digital download tax

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland took another step forward in expanding its sales tax to some online services. The proposal is part of a package of bills meant to help offset some of the eventual $4 billion annual cost of new education ...

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House OKs bill to give adoptees access to full birth certificates

Del. C.T. Wilson, D-Charles and an adoptee, says he's changed his mind on the issue now that he has children who want to know about their father's ancestors. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

ANNAPOLIS — Adults who were adopted as children could soon have access to their full birth certificates, including the names of their birth parents, under a bill working its way through the General Assembly. The House of Delegates voted 130-8 ...

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Md. hospitals, nursing homes move to restrict visitors

Gov. Larry Hogan, center, in a partial Cabinet meeting on March 10, 2020, to review the state's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS — Nursing homes and retirement facilities in Maryland are being asked to restrict visitors and employee travel as part of an effort to protect elderly residents from the COVID-19 virus, while some state hospital systems announced they will implement ...

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Society to donate gavel, sounding block to Md.

Annapolis Statehouse building. (File photo)

The Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of Maryland will donate a gavel and sounding block to the Maryland Senate and the people of Maryland during a ceremony March 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the Baltimore Basillica. ...

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