Latest Maryland state government News

$3.2M award, cut costs may not save Baltimore Symphony

Jul. 18, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — An audit says a possible infusion of $3.2 million in state funds and savings from a shortened season may not be enough to save the cash-strapped Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The Baltimore Sun reports the SC&H Group audit released Tuesday says both methods would only temporarily help...

Health agency: 2 more heat-related deaths in Maryland

Jul. 17, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland health officials say two more people have died of heat-related illnesses as a deadly-heat wave broils much of the U.S. and is expected to worsen by the weekend. The Baltimore Sun reports the state Department of Health says a man aged 18 to 44 in Prince George's County and a woman...

Hogan highlights mortgage program that cuts student debt

Jul. 16, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan's administration is highlighting a Maryland program that enables young adults to cut student loan debt while buying a home. The governor marked the anniversary of the Maryland SmartBuy 2.0 initiative on Tuesday. A pilot program began in 2016. Hogan extended it in July...

Audit: Maryland agency didn't track million dollar grants

Jul. 16, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An audit of Maryland's Behavioral Health Administration revealed the health department agency failed to properly keep track of key data for initiatives it funded with millions of dollars in grants. The Washington Post reports the audit combed records from 2014-2017. The audit found...

Maryland ex-fire chief sentenced for trying to entice minor

Jul. 16, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The former chief of a volunteer fire department on Maryland's Eastern Shore has been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for attempting to entice a minor. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland says 70-year-old James Morris Jr., of Cordova, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday....

Maryland renews MOU with Japanese region on life sciences

Jul. 15, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has renewed an agreement with a jurisdiction in Japan that is designed to advance life sciences. Hogan signed a new memorandum of understanding on Monday in Annapolis, Maryland, with Gov. Yuji Kuroiwa of Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Hogan says renewing the...

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...

Case of Virginian who wants Maryland voter list is revived

Jul. 15, 2019 2:46 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — An appeals court has revived the case of a Virginia man who wants a list of Maryland's registered voters so he can conduct a letter-writing campaign against a Maryland state prosecutor. The Daily Record of Baltimore reports the court ruled Friday that Dennis Fusaro has a claim to the list....

Maryland county to bring mobile clinic to underserved areas

Jul. 14, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — The health department in one Maryland county has received grant funding that will allow it to create a traveling clinic on wheels to help underserved areas. The Carroll County Times reported Saturday that plans call for the van to have two treatment rooms, a bathroom, nurse area and...

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...