Latest Maryland state government News

Maryland Democrats: GOP Gov. took $200K in illegal donations

Jun. 25, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Democratic Party is asking the state board of elections to investigate possible campaign finance violations by Gov. Larry Hogan. An attorney for Hogan's campaign is calling it a "shoddy political hit job." Democrats say the Republican took donations from 100 benefactors...

Supreme Court upholds cross on public land in Maryland

Jun. 20, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 40-foot-tall, World War I memorial cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in an important decision about the use of religious symbols in American life. The justices said preserving a long-standing religious monument is very different...

Maryland governor urges Mnuchin not to delay $20 Tubman bill

Jun. 11, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan urged Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday to reconsider delaying the redesign of the $20 bill to feature abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman. In a letter to Mnuchin, the Republican governor wrote that he hopes the U.S. Treasury Department will...

Maryland officials: Inmate killed in prison-yard altercation

Jun. 9, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a Maryland inmate is dead after violence involving a cluster of criminals on a prison exercise yard. Maryland State Police said Sunday that 33-year-old inmate Herbert Mayes was dead where he fell inside the Western Correctional Institution in Cumberland. Homicide...

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan won't test Trump in GOP primary

Jun. 1, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland's Larry Hogan, the popular Republican governor in a liberal-leaning state, says he won't challenge President Donald Trump for the GOP nomination in 2020. Hogan, who was elected to his second term last fall, said in a statement posted Saturday on Twitter that while he appreciates...

Speaker calls for removal of Civil War plaque in Statehouse

May. 24, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The speaker of Maryland's House of Delegates has called for the removal of a Statehouse plaque that honors the Civil War's Union and Confederate soldiers. Speaker Adrienne A. Jones said Thursday that the plaque "sympathizes with Confederate motivations and memorializes Confederate...

Acting medical system chief pledges changes to senior staff

May. 23, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The acting chief executive of the University of Maryland Medical System is pledging "significant changes" to senior staff after a scandal involving financial arrangements. The Baltimore Sun reports system CEO John W. Ashworth III met with Gov. Larry Hogan and House Speaker Adrienne A....

Criticized Maryland chancellor won't seek contract extension

May. 16, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The chancellor of Maryland's university system said Thursday he will step down next year, after state lawmakers cut funding from the system's budget by an amount equal to his annual salary to express displeasure in the system's handling of a University of Maryland football player's...

Maryland gov signs 1st-in-nation measure to help uninsured

May. 13, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a first-in-the-nation measure Monday to make it easier for people without health insurance to find out if they qualify for low-cost insurance after they file their taxes. The new law will create a box for people to check on state income tax returns. If...

States seek explicit patient consent for pelvic exams

May. 12, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

Savanah Harshbarger estimates she performed as many as 10 pelvic exams last year on patients before gynecologic surgeries, feeling for fibroid tumors or other abnormalities. The Duke University medical student said the experience was a revelation. "It's pretty empowering to know this is something you can detect...