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Maryland board approves $148M in cuts to help support Medicaid, child care

Jul. 17, 2024 14:55 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland board approved $148.3 million in state spending reductions on Wednesday to balance the budget while directing more money to pay for child care and Medicaid — two priorities that Democratic Gov. Wes Moore's administration hopes will help improve a stagnant state...

Actor George Clooney, a high-profile Biden supporter and fundraiser, asks president to leave race

Jul. 10, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

Movie star and lifelong Democrat George Clooney added his voice to calls for Joe Biden to leave the presidential race on Wednesday, just weeks after headlining a fundraiser that brought in a record single-night haul for the president's reelection campaign. Clooney said in a New York...

Maryland governor proposes nearly $149M in midyear budget cuts

Jul. 10, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore's administration proposed nearly $149 million in midyear spending reductions on Wednesday to steer more money to help fund child care and Medicaid as state officials continue to wrestle with budget challenges. Moore will present the...

Gavin Newsom works to bolster Biden in a swing-state tour that could boost both their ambitions

Jul. 08, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — For years, Gavin Newsom stayed far away from New Hampshire by design. The ambitious California governor understood that any visit to a bastion of presidential politics would fuel speculation that he might be eyeing President Joe Biden's job. But on Monday,...

Maryland OKs $50.3M contract for removal of bridge collapse debris

Jul. 03, 2024 14:21 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland board led by Gov. Wes Moore approved a $50.3 million emergency contract on Wednesday to pay a Swedish construction company that removed debris from the March collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge. While the work to remove debris from the federal...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 29, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.; Steve Bannon, a former adviser to Donald Trump; Dr. Anthony Fauci, former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Gov. Doug...

Biden's debate performance leaves down-ballot Democrats anxious — and quiet

Jun. 28, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President Joe Biden’s unsteady debate performance reverberated among candidates up and down the November ballot on Friday, but nervous Democratic candidates mostly kept their discomfort to themselves or downplayed it, even as gleeful Republicans looked to seize the...

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore says light rail planned for Baltimore

Jun. 27, 2024 19:16 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore's administration is moving forward with plans for a new light rail project in Baltimore, the governor wrote on social media on Thursday. Last year, Moore said his administration was reviving an east-west transit project that was nixed by his...

Marijuana conviction in Maryland? Maybe there's a job for you

Jun. 27, 2024 14:10 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland wants to help people once convicted of marijuana-related offenses land jobs in the state's legal cannabis industry. Gov. Wes Moore announced the new workforce development program on Thursday. Last week, he signed an executive order pardoning people...

Maryland lets sexual assault victims keep track of evidence via a bar code

Jun. 20, 2024 17:00 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — For Angela Wharton, Maryland's new statewide tracking system for sexual assault evidence represents a ray of hope, enabling survivors to monitor the data online. Wharton was raped in 1996 and described the trauma she experienced more than 20 years later, when...