Latest Maryland state government News

Look out texters: Official wants distracted driving cameras

Dec. 6, 2019 4:30 PM EST

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A new set of eyes may soon be watching some Maryland roads: Surveillance cameras that can see if drivers are using their cellphones. Montgomery County Councilman Tom Hucker asked Democratic Maryland Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher Monday to file a bill that would allow the county to use...

Hogan proposes $3.8B for school construction over 5 years

Dec. 5, 2019 3:59 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan proposed allocating $3.8 billion for Maryland school construction over five years and a separate measure to increase accountability in academic performance during a news conference Thursday, as education funding is expected to be a top issue in the upcoming...

Maryland state Sen. Robert Zirkin to retire

Dec. 3, 2019 11:41 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland state Sen. Robert Zirkin says he’s retiring after 20 years as a legislator. The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that Zirkin says he will retire in January before the next legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly begins. The Baltimore Democrat chairs the...

Maryland task force meets on electronic smoking devices

Dec. 3, 2019 4:26 AM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland task force on electronic smoking devices is holding its first meeting. Comptroller Peter Franchot is convening the Task Force on Electronic Smoking Devices on Tuesday in College Park, Maryland. The panel includes public health experts, students and elected officials from...

New York woman ejected from car, killed in Maryland crash

Dec. 2, 2019 2:22 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a woman from New York was killed when her car overturned on a road and ejected her from the vehicle. A news release says 32-year-old Zanib Naveed of Pomona, New York, was traveling east on the Inter-County Connector late Sunday and attempted to take a...

State Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam announces retirement

Dec. 2, 2019 10:07 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam is retiring. The Baltimore County Democrat made the announcement Sunday in a letter to Senate leadership. The 80-year-old lawmaker is citing health issues. She notes in her letter that she has had three surgeries on her spine in recent years....

Longtime Maryland lawmaker retires citing health issues

Dec. 2, 2019 7:08 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The retirement of a long-serving Maryland lawmaker has opened a leadership position in the state Senate. News outlets report 80-year-old Shirley Nathan-Pulliam cited health issues in a letter announcing her retirement, effective Sunday. The Democratic senator wrote that she has had three...

Nearly 60 cars involved in Maryland highway pileup

Dec. 1, 2019 6:26 PM EST

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Police say heavy fog may have helped cause a nearly 60-car pileup that snarled holiday traffic on an interstate highway in western Maryland. Maryland State Police say there were 58 vehicles involved in 29 separate collisions Sunday on westbound Interstate 68. Police say 10 people...

Police: man arrested after dispute with fellow hunter

Dec. 1, 2019 2:43 PM EST

SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say they arrested a man who fired a shot in anger during a dispute with a fellow hunter. Maryland State Police say they arrested Wingate Dennis Streett on several charges after an incident Saturday near Snow Hill. Police said Streett, who lives in Delaware, became...

New signs to warn of contaminated fishing spots

Dec. 1, 2019 12:17 PM EST

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (AP) — Anglers in Maryland will soon get new warnings about fishing in polluted waterways. The Baltimore Sun reports that the Maryland Department of the Environment is providing signs to Baltimore County that indicate fish in certain waterways could have mercury, PCBs, and pesticides....