Latest Maryland State General Assembly News

Hogan appoints 2 to fill vacancies in House of Delegates

Oct. 9, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed two people to fill vacancies in the Maryland House of Delegates. Hogan appointed Carl Jackson and Cathi Forbes on Wednesday to the seats in the 141-member House. Both are Democrats who will represent districts in Baltimore County. Jackson is an analyst...

Correction: Lawmaker Resigns story

Oct. 8, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — In a story Oct. 7 about a federal wire fraud charge against a Maryland state lawmaker, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the lawmaker's initial appearance and arraignment is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10. It is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 17. A corrected version of the...

Maryland House speaker announces leadership posts

Sep. 6, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones has announced leadership positions, and there are no changes in the top chairs of the seven standing committees. Jones said Friday she's confident the right leadership is in place to work on priorities. She says those include implementing...

Maryland lawmakers urge compensating wrongly incarcerated

Sep. 4, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Nearly 50 Maryland lawmakers are calling on a powerful state spending panel to compensate five men who were wrongly convicted of crimes and spent a combined 120 years in prison, as attorneys for the men seek as much as $12 million in combined compensation. The letter, signed by 47...

Foam container ban takes effect in Maryland's capital city

Sep. 3, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A ban on plastic foam containers aimed at businesses that sell food has taken effect in Maryland's capital city. The Capital Gazette reports the ban on the material commonly referred to as Styrofoam began Sunday in Annapolis. The Maryland General Assembly and Anne Arundel County...

Maryland state senator denies tweeting Omar is 'illegal'

Aug. 26, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland state senator who recently announced he's running for Congress says he didn't send a tweet describing U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar as an "illegal." Republican Sen. Johnny Ray Salling tweeted Monday that last month's tweet on his account "was not from me." He added: "I don't react...