Latest Maryland State General Assembly News

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...

Maryland county considers bill to outlaw balloon releases

Jul. 15, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

CENTREVILLE, Md. (AP) — Lawmakers of a Maryland county are considering a bill that would outlaw balloon releases and impose a $250 fine on those who ignore the mandate. The Capital reports the bill was introduced to the Queen Anne's County Board of Commissioners last week by Commissioner Christopher...

Maryland House speaker urges support for more school funding

Jul. 13, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Maryland's House speaker is urging her colleagues in the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland to make a robust education funding plan its top priority. Speaker Adrienne Jones spoke Saturday at the caucus's unity breakfast. She is asking the 50-member caucus to make a funding plan to...

Maryland Senate president appoints Baker to UMMS board

Jul. 8, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker has been appointed to the board of directors for the University of Maryland Medical System. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller announced the selection in a letter Monday to James DiPaula, the board's chairman. New appointments...

Hogan says he'll keep pushing for redistricting reform

Jun. 27, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday he'll keep pushing for redistricting reform in the state, after the Supreme Court ruled federal courts have no role to play in the dispute over partisan line-drawing of congressional districts. Leading Democrats countered that a...