Latest Maryland State General Assembly News

Maryland panel votes on recommended new congressional map

Nov. 23, 2021 19:32 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland panel voted Tuesday to recommend a new congressional map for state lawmakers to consider in a special session next month, with supporters saying it marks an overall improvement on the current map and opponents criticizing it for failing to address...

Dome atop Maryland's State House slated for repairs

Nov. 20, 2021 11:59 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The dome atop Maryland's State House is line for some repair work. The Baltimore Sun reports that the state Board of Public Works agreed earlier this month to set aside money for repairing the home and renovating other State House structures and...

Longtime Maryland state lawmaker won't seek re-election

Nov. 15, 2021 12:09 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A longtime Maryland state lawmaker who chairs a key budget panel says she won’t be running for re-election. Del. Maggie McIntosh, a Baltimore Democrat, announced she will retire at the end of 2022. She wrote Monday in The Baltimore Sun that...

Lawmaker doc fined for videoconferencing from operating room

Oct. 29, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland state lawmaker who is a plastic surgeon has been fined $15,000 and reprimanded for twice participating in legislative meetings via videoconference from an operating room during surgery. Del. Terri Hill signed a consent order this month...

Maryland officials highlight new health insurance subsidy

Oct. 28, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — A new Maryland subsidy will make health insurance more affordable for young adults ages 18 to 34. Local officials and state lawmakers gathered on Thursday to highlight the new subsidy as Maryland's open enrollment period begins Monday for the...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Oct. 27, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Oct. 25, 2021. Editorial: Learning from W.Va. neonatal drug rules According to a recent Post-Gazette investigation, roughly 1 in 10 babies born to mothers from the rural southwest corner of Pennsylvania is exposed to drugs...

Two enter race for Maryland congressional seat

Oct. 26, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Two candidates announced Tuesday they would seek the Maryland congressional seat that will be open because U.S. Rep Anthony Brown is running for attorney general in next year's election. Glenn Ivey, a former Prince George's County state's attorney,...

GOP US House incumbents plan to seek reelection in WVa

Oct. 14, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two incumbent Republicans in the U.S. House whose West Virginia districts merged under a newly minted congressional map announced Thursday that they will run for reelection next year. Reps. David McKinley and Alex Mooney announced their...

Racial protests reckoning: Maryland police reform laws begin

Sep. 30, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Several new far-reaching laws aimed at increasing accountability in the investigations of police shootings and complaints against officers are taking effect this week in Maryland — a response to mass protests against racial injustice in policing that swept the...

Audit finds electronic tolls overbilled Maryland drivers

Sep. 18, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — Maryland legislative auditors found that glitches in the cashless tolling infrastructure at the state’s bridges, tunnels and express lanes overbilled motorists thousands of dollars. The Baltimore Sun reports that the Office of Legislative...