Latest Maryland state government News

Hogan raises money amid speculation of White House bid

Nov. 30, 2022 21:59 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Term-limited Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan raised money and launched a political action committee on Wednesday amid speculation he will run for president in 2024, telling hundreds of supporters he'll make a decision after he leaves office in January. Hogan has...

New unit probes 23 deaths involving police in its first year

Nov. 29, 2022 13:39 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A unit in the Maryland attorney general's office investigated 23 fatalities involving police in its first year and so far none of the investigations have resulted in officers being charged, the office said Tuesday. The unit completed reports on 13 cases in the...

Sheriff: Deputies fatally shoot man who stabbed parents

Nov. 29, 2022 12:08 PM EST

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in Maryland shot and killed a man early Tuesday after officials said the man stabbed his parents, killing his father. Frederick County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a stabbing at a Frederick home just after 2 a.m,...

Maryland Senate Republicans elect leadership

Nov. 28, 2022 16:23 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Senate Republicans elected a new minority leader on Monday. Sen. Steve Hershey, who represents Maryland's Upper Eastern Shore, was chosen by the Senate Republican Caucus to be minority leader. Hershey served as Senate minority whip...

Maryland AG overrules racially discriminatory opinions

Nov. 22, 2022 18:53 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s attorney general announced Monday that he has overruled opinions that upheld or applied unconstitutional racially discriminatory laws. In an opinion addressed to General Assembly leaders, Attorney General Brian Frosh formally overruled the opinions,...

Maryland probe finds 158 abusive priests, over 600 victims

Nov. 17, 2022 21:30 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An investigation by Maryland's attorney general identified 158 Roman Catholic priests in the Archdiocese of Baltimore who have been accused of sexually and physically abusing more than 600 victims over the past 80 years, according to court records filed Thursday. ...

Maryland State Police superintendent retiring

Nov. 17, 2022 10:46 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police Superintendent Col. Woodrow “Jerry” Jones is retiring at the end of the year. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday that Lt. Col. Roland Butler will be acting superintendent. Jones is retiring after 35 years in law...

Maryland panel OKs first 10 online sports betting licenses

Nov. 16, 2022 12:19 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland commission approved the state's first 10 online sports betting licenses on Wednesday. The approval by the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission does not yet mean the licensees can immediately start to take wagers. The applicants still have...

Maryland Gov.-elect Moore starts to fill leadership team

Nov. 14, 2022 17:06 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov.-elect Wes Moore announced five key members of his new leadership team on Monday, a diverse group including his chief of staff, budget secretary and top legislative officer. Moore, a Democrat who will be Maryland's first Black governor, said the...

Montgomery elects historic slate of candidates to council

Nov. 13, 2022 16:56 PM EST

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County voters elected a historic slate of candidates to the county council. The Washington Post reports that voters added Latina, Asian and Black representatives to a body that will be majority-female for the first time. The six...