Latest Maryland state government News

Hogan says he won't support big tax hikes for education plan

Aug. 17, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan said Saturday he won't support big tax increases to pay for a major education funding plan. Hogan, speaking at a conference of county officials, noted the concern local officials have expressed about the costs associated with proposals under consideration by a state...

Maryland court rules pot smell not enough to search person

Aug. 15, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's highest court says the smell of marijuana isn't enough for police to search a person, in a ruling that begins by quoting the title of Bob Dylan's song: "The Times They Are A-Changin'." The Court of Appeals ruled 7-0 this week that in Maryland's post-decriminalization era,...

Ex-foreign service officer gets prison for girls' sex abuse

Aug. 13, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for sexually abusing children to produce child pornography while he was working overseas as a State Department foreign service officer. U.S. Attorney Robert Hur's office said in a statement that a federal judge on Tuesday...

Maryland panel on lynching begins study of killings

Aug. 12, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland commission that will research at least 40 lynchings committed in the state between 1854 and 1933 and make recommendations about reconciliation held its first meeting Monday. The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission meeting was largely organizational, with...

Maryland government employees protest state job vacancies

Aug. 8, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A group of Maryland government employees and union members rallied Wednesday in Baltimore to protest what they say is the governor's refusal to fill thousands of vacant government positions. A Maryland Department of Legislative Services study showed more than 2,600 unfilled state job...

Hogan meets with FBI, state officials, to discuss security

Aug. 5, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has met with state and federal law enforcement officials to discuss security issues, including the threat posed by racially motivated extremists. Hogan met Monday with Jennifer Boone, special agent in charge of the FBI's Baltimore Field Office. The...

Maryland man set record with 72.8-pound mahi mahi

Jul. 30, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man who says he had to outlast a mahi mahi to land it now has a place in the state record book to show for his work. The state Department of Natural Resources says Jeff Wright of Cambridge broke a 34-year-old fishing record when he caught the 72.8-pound (33 kilograms) fish...

Maryland officials visit public housing communities

Jul. 28, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials who visited public housing communities in the state capital heard from residents expressing concerns about gun violence, mental health and living conditions. The Capital reports that state Sen. Sarah Elfreth, Del. Alice Cain and Del. Shaneka Henson visited public...

Trump attacks majority-black district represented by critic

Jul. 28, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday denigrated a majority-black district represented by a congressional nemesis as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess," broadening a campaign against prominent critics of his administration that has exacerbated racial tensions. Trump lashed out in...

Maryland Gov. Hogan to chair National Governors Association

Jul. 26, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will become the chairman of the National Governors Association. News outlets report the Republican governor will be elevated from vice chairman to lead the bipartisan governors' group at their summer meeting Friday in Salt Lake City. He succeeds Montana Gov....