Latest Maryland state government News

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...

Historic Maryland cabin restored after car crashed into it

Sep. 18, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The property and structure at 417 Jonathan St. in Hagerstown has a long history. The trees used in its construction were cut down in the winter of 1739-40 and 1740-41 near Hagerstown, and were used for another building before being recycled in the...

Maryland marks 10K deaths from COVID-19

Sep. 16, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan directed flags in Maryland to fly at half-staff on Thursday in remembrance of more than 10,000 state residents who have died from COVID-19. The state reported Thursday morning that 21 more Maryland residents have died from...

Maryland legislative panel votes to require masks in K-12

Sep. 14, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A panel of Maryland lawmakers approved an emergency measure on Tuesday to require masks in K-12 schools to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The 10-7 vote by the General Assembly's Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review...

Sports wagering in Maryland in development stage before bets

Sep. 11, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Sports wagering in Maryland is now authorized thanks to a 2020 ballot initiative and a 2021 law, but it may be until 2022 that gamblers get to make their bets on games. Two state agencies are now carrying out the details that will lead to issuing...

Centuries-old reprints, letter on display in Annapolis

Sep. 10, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Walking into the Annapolis State House recently became a bit like time travel as several national founding documents from the 18th and 19th centuries were unveiled Thursday night as part of a Founding Freedoms exhibit. Early and immediate...

Maryland OKs boosters for 65 and older in congregate care

Sep. 08, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is authorizing COVID-19 booster shots for all residents 65 and older who live in congregate care settings, Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday. Residents in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, residential drug treatment centers and...

Maryland nursing homes see another rise in coronavirus cases

Sep. 06, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Nursing homes in Maryland are seeing another rise in coronavirus cases — and that means that facilities are having to suspend visits from loved ones. The Washington Post reported Sunday that the halt to visitations has led to a new wave of...

State wants school's funds back after scheme revealed

Sep. 03, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland education officials are asking Baltimore schools to return funds awarded to a city high school after the revelation that administrators inflated enrollment. The school system released a report Thursday on a two-year investigation that found...

Hogan names new chief judge to Maryland's highest court

Sep. 03, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan appointed a new judge to Maryland’s highest court on Friday and also named a new chief judge. Judge Steven Gould will fill the seat that will be vacant when Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera retires next week from the Court of...