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Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts, provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy.


an e-book reader sits atop a pile of traditionally bound books

Advocates are preparing bills aimed at making e-books more affordable for Maryland libraries.

When Julie Schablitsky’s team discovered a 19th century homestead during an archaeological dig in the path of a planned state highway project in Montgomery County, she was thrilled.

All 50 state attorneys general have come together through a newly formed task force to go after companies that allow robocalls originating overseas to reach their customers.

Maryland’s Yellow Alert system, which went into effect in late 2015, can be used when there is enough descriptive information about the vehicle to help law enforcement.

To help inflation-plagued and struggling families ease the burden of buying necessities, several states are scrapping the sales tax on infant and adult diapers.

With online and retail sports betting now legal in more than 30 states, the portrait of a new problem gambler is emerging: the high school student.

With record numbers of state jobs going unfilled since the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland was in a bind.

Restaurants line Main Street

Under federal policy, benefits can’t be used for hot or prepared foods. But that policy is shifting in Maryland and other states.

By Matt Vasilogambros  After a year of election-related lies and disinformation, voters in 32 states went to the polls this month with few major…

Scammers are exploiting state pushes for drivers to make sure their licenses are renewed, cybersecurity experts say.