March 28, 2019
Katie Misuraca, WDVM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - In a twist on the Maryland Senate floor, a bill that would allow someone who is dying to request aid from a physician was defeated with a deadlocked 23 to 23 vote Wednesday.
Senator Obie Patterson, (D) Prince George's County, did not cast his vote sayin...
Luke Broadwater and Pamela Wood - Baltimore Sun
aryland’s General Assembly took swift action Thursday to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that will gradually increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour.
The override of the minimum wage bill was never in question and came by wide margins: 96-...
Parris N. Glendening for the Washington Post
Parris N. Glendening is president of the Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute.
Maryland needs a new vision for transportation, one that focuses on moving people vs. cars as swiftly as possible while protecting our health, environment and planet. The first step to...
March 26, 2019
Pamela Wood, Baltimore Sun
he Maryland Senate approved a bill Monday night that would abolish the state’s Handgun Permit Review Board.
The 30-16 vote now moves the measure to the House of Delegates for consideration.
Some lawmakers and gun control advocates have raised concerns about the boar...
By Samantha Hogan and Heather Mongilio , Frederick News-Post
A substantially changed medical aid-in-dying bill is headed to the Maryland Senate for debate this week.
The 2019 session will mark the first time the full Senate will debate whether a person with a terminal illness should be allowed to request medical help ending their...
March 25, 2019
By Samantha Hogan, Frederick News-Post
ANNAPOLIS — The General Assembly has preliminarily approved well over a million dollars of funding for local projects in Frederick County.
The House and Senate each released their list of funding priorities for local projects with the largest allocations in Frederick Co...
March 22, 2019
ANNAPOLIS — Minimum wage workers in Maryland will eventually earn $15 an hour, the state Senate and House agreed on Wednesday.
Each chamber approved a compromise bill that will increase the minimum non-tipped wage from $10.10 an hour to $15 an hour by 2025. The bill wil...
Danielle E. Gaines, email@example.com
A key Senate committee voted Friday afternoon to send an aid-in-dying bill to the chamber floor, but advocates on both sides are unhappy with the legislation.
The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee considered more than 50 proposed amendments to the bill and incorpora...
March 21, 2019
The Maryland General Assembly gave its final approval Wednesday to legislation increasing the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour.
The measure will go next to Gov. Larry Hogan, who opposes such a significant increase. But both the House of Delegates and the Senate...