Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Annapolis

BPW to vote on millions in compensation for 3 wrongfully convicted men (access required)

Three men wrongfully convicted for a 1983 murder will receive $2.9 million each in compensation if the Maryland Board of Public Works votes to approve the payments on Wednesday. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart were convicted of murder in ...

Read More »

Hospital group warns of unintended consequences of medical debt plans (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation in the Maryland General Assembly would qualify more patients for financial assistance, limit the amount of debt hospitals can sue patients to recover and work to improve notice to patients of financial assistance options. The bills’ supporters ...

Read More »

Senate preliminarily approves bill giving foster parents right to intervene (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – The Senate could vote as early as Monday on legislation that would give foster parents, often treated as mere witnesses in placement decisions regarding children in need of assistance (CINA), the right to intervene in the court cases ...

Read More »

Md. bill would charge juveniles as adults for attempted carjacking (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation under consideration in the Maryland General Assembly would add attempted carjacking and attempted armed carjacking to the list of offenses that juveniles at least 16 years of age can be charged with as adults. Current Maryland law ...

Read More »

Business owners ask lawmakers to reject family leave legislation (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Business owners and organizations called on lawmakers Thursday to reject legislation that would impose a mandatory paid family leave policy on nearly every company in Maryland. The General Assembly is again considering the creation of a mandatory family ...

Read More »

Divided Senate passes bill extending protective orders to acquaintances (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – A divided Senate passed legislation Thursday that would enable alleged victims of sexual assault to seek protective court orders against acquaintances who allegedly attacked them. The Senate’s 30-16 vote follows the House of Delegates approval last week of ...

Read More »

Bill aims to make stricter storage laws for firearms (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — A bill in the Maryland General Assembly changes the language of existing law in prohibiting an individual from storing a firearm — loaded or unloaded — in a location where an unsupervised minor “could” gain access to it. ...

Read More »