Latest Maryland state government News

Man pleads guilty to lying after threats to congressman

Jun. 10, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to lying to U.S. Capitol Police about death threats sent to a congressman. The Washington Post reports that Sidhartha Kumar Mathur, 35, of West Friendship pleaded guilty Thursday to making false statements to federal...

Author Wes Moore announces run for governor of Maryland

Jun. 07, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Author Wes Moore announced Monday he is running for governor of Maryland. Moore, a Democrat, focused his campaign announcement on addressing inequities in the state. “Here in Maryland we have some of the nation’s most...

Maryland to discontinue enhanced unemployment benefits

Jun. 02, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Republican governor has announced that the state will discontinue enhanced federal pandemic unemployment benefits and reinstate work search requirements next month, sparking objections from Democrats. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday...

Maryland reaches 70% threshold in adult vaccinations

May. 31, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says the state has reached its goal of vaccinating 70% of adults in the state by Memorial Day. The state's coronavirus data tracker showed Monday that 6,13 million coronavirus doses have been delivered in the state. It...

Maryland's governor vetoes more than a dozen measures

May. 28, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed more than a dozen measures Friday, including one aimed at creating greater transparency in emergency procurements — like the one that made headlines when Hogan confidentially purchased 500,000 COVID-19 tests from South Korea that...

Maryland State Board of Education picks new superintendent

May. 27, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland State Board of Education appointed a new state superintendent of schools on Thursday. The board voted unanimously to appoint Mohammed Choudhury after a national search. Choudhury is currently serving as associate...

Officials renew effort to take gun cases to federal court

May. 27, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Baltimore are renewing an effort to prosecute gun crimes in federal court where the penalties are stiffer. News outlets report that the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Maryland on Wednesday unveiled a renewed push of the...

Officials renew effort to take gun cases to federal court

May. 27, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Baltimore are renewing an effort to prosecute gun crimes in federal court where the penalties are stiffer. News outlets report that the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Maryland on Wednesday unveiled a renewed push of the...

Hogan vetoes bills backed by immigration advocates

May. 26, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed two bills supported by immigration advocates on Wednesday, including a measure that would prohibit local jails from entering into agreements with federal authorities on immigration-related detentions. The bill bans...

Maryland holds 1st lottery drawing in vaccine promotion

May. 25, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland held its first of 40 consecutive $40,000 lottery drawings on Tuesday for people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, one of several states using lottery prizes to encourage people to get inoculated. The Maryland Lottery said the...