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Jan 27, 2022

Maryland board OKs contract for State House restoration

A Maryland board approved the initial investment for what is expected to be a $34 million restoration project on the historic Maryland State House.

Jun 15, 2020

Support growing to remove Civil War plaque in Maryland

Support is growing on a four-member panel to remove a plaque from Maryland’s Capitol that honors the Civil War’s Union and Confederate soldiers from the state and once showed a Confederate flag that has been covered over.

Oct 26, 2018

Maryland state workers demand increased staffing, pay

State workers in Maryland are demanding Gov. Larry Hogan's administration provide better working conditions, including pay and staffing increases.

Aug 18, 2017

Maryland removes Roger Taney statue from State House

ANNAPOLIS — A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans was removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House early Friday morning. The statue of Roger B. Taney was lifted away by a crane at about 2 a.m. […]

Aug 18, 2017

Miller chastises Hogan over vote to remove statue, calls Taney legacy ‘complex’

The leader of Maryland's Senate criticized Gov. Larry Hogan for holding an email vote to remove the statue of Roger Brooke Taney and in the same letter defended the legacy of the Supreme Court chief justice who authored the Dred Scott decision.

Aug 16, 2017

Md. State House Trust votes to remove Taney statue

The panel that oversees the State House and its grounds has voted to remove the statue of the chief justice of the Supreme Court who authored the Dred Scott decision.

Aug 26, 2016

Activist wants Harriet Tubman statue at Md. State House

ANNAPOLIS— A student activist is calling for a statue of Harriet Tubman to be added to the grounds of the Maryland State House. The Washington Post reports that University of Maryland student Colin Byrd thinks his push for the Tubman statue will be able to gather momentum after the Treasury Department decided to put the […]

Jul 5, 2016

Gov.: Md. State House saved by 208-year-old lightning rod

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan says the Maryland State House was saved from a lightning strike “by a 208-year-old original Ben Franklin lightning rod.” The nation’s oldest State House was hit by lightning Friday evening, triggering a sprinkler system in its historic dome. Fire officials say there was no smoke or fire in the building […]

Feb 23, 2016

Bill would move Taney Statue from Maryland capitol grounds

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation moving through Annapolis could put a statue of Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney, a Maryland native known for writing the pro-slavery Dred Scott opinion, in jeopardy. Monuments from the Civil War with ties to slavery and the Confederacy have been an increasingly controversial matter throughout Maryland in the past year. […]

Dec 1, 2015

Groups decorating Christmas trees at Maryland State House

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland State House is being decorated with Christmas trees representing all 24 of the state’s jurisdictions. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s office says garden clubs from around the state are delivering and decorating a Christmas tree from their city or county. The office says the governor, his wife and the lieutenant governor are […]

Annapolis State House Restoration
Jul 14, 2014

State House restoration to be complete in December

The results of nearly $8 million in renovations will be on view with the reopening of the Old Senate Chamber, the old Senate Committee Room and the stairwell room.

Maryland State House
Mar 4, 2014

Media (not) confidential

A change in how State House credentials are issued has not resulted in the rejection of applications from bloggers and other non-traditional media sources.

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