Latest Maryland state government News

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore lays out plan to fight child poverty

Feb. 28, 2024 17:09 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore presented legislation he's championing to address child poverty to state lawmakers on Wednesday, laying out a locally focused plan to attack the root causes of concentrated poverty statewide. Moore, who served as the CEO of one of the...

Maryland Senate votes for special elections to fill legislative vacancies

Feb. 27, 2024 13:06 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland voters would decide in a special election whether people who are appointed to vacancies in the state legislature keep their seats in the first two years of a term, under a proposed constitutional amendment approved by the state Senate on Tuesday. The...

200 victims allege child sex abuse in Maryland youth detention facilities

Feb. 08, 2024 17:05 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Since Maryland lawmakers eliminated the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse lawsuits last year, the number of victims suing the state’s juvenile justice agency has grown to 200. The latest lawsuit, which was filed Thursday on behalf of 63 plaintiffs,...

Maryland elections board member resigns after indictment for participating in US Capitol rioting

Jan. 11, 2024 14:36 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Republican member of the Maryland State Board of Elections has resigned after being arrested by the FBI this week on felony and misdemeanor charges for participating in rioting at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Carlos Ayala was arrested on Tuesday in...

Maryland lawmakers to wrestle with budget deficit, public safety, housing as session opens

Jan. 10, 2024 16:46 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly opened its annual 90-day legislative session on Wednesday with lawmakers set to wrestle with budget challenges as well as measures on affordable housing and public safety. Like other states, Maryland greatly benefited from federal...

Maryland governor signs executive order guiding AI use

Jan. 08, 2024 16:11 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday announced a starting point for addressing the use of artificial intelligence in state government, as well as efforts to bolster cybersecurity. The governor signed an executive order that he described as setting fundamental...

New Maryland report highlights stagnant state economy

Jan. 03, 2024 11:58 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s economic growth effectively stalled in 2017 and has been stagnant ever since, despite the fact that the state tops the nation in several key economic categories, according to a report released Wednesday. The report, the first of its kind released...

Victims allege sex abuse in Maryland youth detention facilities under new law allowing them to sue

Dec. 14, 2023 15:42 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — In the months since Maryland eliminated the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse claims, more than 100 victims have filed a slew of lawsuits alleging horrific treatment inside the state’s youth detention facilities. State lawmakers passed the Child...