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State Sen. Melony Griffith, a Prince George’s County Democrat who was elected to her second state Senate term in November, will become the first Black woman to lead the Maryland Hospital Association in its 54-year history.
Oct 6, 2023

Maryland Senate finance chair leaving legislature to lead MHA

Maryland state Senate Finance Committee Chair Melony Griffith said Friday that she will resign from the legislature to become the president and CEO of the Maryland Hospital Association, a powerful trade organization for 60 nonprofit hospitals and health systems.

Feb 15, 2016

Minimum wage bill for disabled Md. workers called a battle for civil rights

A bill that would eliminate a program allowing people with disabilities to be paid a subminimum wage was the subject of lengthy hearings last week before House and Senate committees. For both sides, House Bill 420 and Senate Bill 417, is about civil rights. For its supporters, the bill, called The Ken Capone Equal Employment […]

May 19, 2015

Legislators call hearing to review toll-reduction plan

State transportation officials have been called to Annapolis to brief the Senate’s two fiscal committees on a plan to roll back tolls and fees for Maryland motorists. The Senate Finance and Budget and Taxation committees sent a letter Tuesday requesting the hearing nearly two weeks after the Maryland Transportation Authority Board approved a $54 million […]

Apr 2, 2014

Phased-in minimum wage plan appears to have momentum

The Senate Finance Committee Wednesday completed its work on a package of bills that will increase the minimum wage in Maryland to $10.10 an hour while increasing pay for caregivers who work with the developmentally disabled.

Jan 16, 2014

Senate moves on health gap coverage

An emergency bill extending health care to as many as 5,000 individuals could receive a preliminary vote in the Senate on Friday.

May 21, 2013

Former IRS chief: Can’t say how targeting happened

WASHINGTON — The man who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was giving extra scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status told Congress on Tuesday that he knew little about what was happening while he was still commissioner. Douglas Shulman, who vacated his position last November when his five-year term […]

Mar 19, 2013

Legislature approves offshore wind bill

The House of Delegates quietly gave final approval Monday night to Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to subsidize an offshore wind energy industry.

Mar 8, 2013

Senator viewed as obstacle to passage votes for offshore wind

When the final vote was taken in the Senate on Gov. Martin O'Malley's offshore wind energy legislation, a somewhat surprising name was counted among the 30 "yeas."

Mar 7, 2013

Windbreaker: Senate blocks amendments to bill

The Senate gave preliminary approval on Thursday to legislation that would subsidize the development of energy-producing wind turbines at least 10 miles off the coast of Ocean City, moving the last of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s signature environmental initiatives to the brink of passage.

Feb 26, 2013

Wind bill blows through committee, heads to Senate

The Senate Finance Committee voted 7-4 to move Gov. Martin O’Malley’s offshore wind energy legislation to the full Senate, marking the first time in three tries that the legislation will reach the full body.

Feb 12, 2013

O’Malley to take case for wind energy to Senate; Miller expected at rally

A suddenly supportive Senate committee will hear Gov. Martin O’Malley reiterate his support on Wednesday for building energy-producing wind turbines off the coast of Ocean City.

Jan 4, 2013

Eye Opener: State lawmakers wary of increasing spending

A few government and politics headlines for Friday morning.

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