Latest Maryland state government News

Former Hogan aide faces additional federal charge

Jun. 29, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors have filed an additional charge against a former aide to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan for allegedly falsifying records. A superseding indictment was announced against Roy McGrath by the U.S. attorney's office on Tuesday in a case that alleges he...

Maryland's highest court reinstates murder conviction

Jun. 28, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's highest court has reinstated the murder conviction of a man who helped kill two Montgomery County high school students. The Maryland Court of Appeals issued its ruling on Monday in the case of Rony Galicia, of Boyds, Maryland. The...

Baltimore council passes police accountability board bill

Jun. 28, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s City Council passed a bill Monday to create a police accountability board. The bill passed with several amendments, news outlets reported. The amendments include allowing former officers to serve on the board and giving the police department two weeks...

States with strict gun-permitting laws consider next steps

Jun. 23, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York state law that had restricted who could obtain a permit to carry a gun in public. Under the law in place since 1913, New York residents needed to show proper cause, or an actual need, to carry a concealed handgun in public for self-defense.....

Slain deputy remembered as friend, role model, protector

Jun. 23, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A Maryland sheriff’s deputy who was fatally shot last week as he tried to arrest a fugitive was remembered Tuesday as a protector, a father and a beloved friend with an infectious smile. Friends, family, dignitaries and more than 1,000 officers from...

Moore holds funding edge in Maryland gubernatorial primary

Jun. 15, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Wes Moore is entering the last five weeks of Maryland's crowded Democratic primary for governor with a fundraising edge, and he got a boost from Oprah Winfrey to help him down the stretch. Republican Kelly Schulz, endorsed by term-limited Gov. Larry Hogan,...

Judge in Maryland strikes down library e-book law

Jun. 13, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a legal case closely watched by libraries and the publishing industry, a federal judge in Maryland struck down a state law requiring publishers to make e-books available on “reasonable terms" to libraries if they were also being offered to the general public. ...

Maryland high court upholds conviction in officer's killing

Jun. 11, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's highest court has upheld the murder conviction and life sentence for a man who was 16 years old when he fatally struck a Baltimore County police officer with a vehicle. The Maryland Court of Appeals rejected defense attorneys' argument that it was...

Hogan announces $28M study for new Chesapeake Bay crossing

Jun. 10, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is launching a $28 million study for the next step in building a new crossing for the Chesapeake Bay at the current bridge site, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday. Hogan said the study will not only consider the new crossing, but also look at...

Baker suspends campaign for Maryland governor

Jun. 10, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker announced Friday that he is suspending his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor of Maryland. Baker said he made the decision after considering the financial challenges facing his campaign in the...