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

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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.

By Matt Vasilogambros The months after November’s presidential election have been filled with conspiracy theories, lies and myths about the security and integrity of…

By Tim Henderson Redistricting debates will heat up in many states as Democrats try to stop Republicans, who control most statehouses, from drawing district lines that would solidify their political power…

Drug Treatment

By Christine Vestal When the pandemic hit in March, people in treatment for substance use disorder worried they would lose access to the medications…

By Jenni Bergal Far fewer people are riding buses and trains during the COVID-19 pandemic, but in this month’s election voters still approved more…

Editor’s note: Earlier this month, the presiding officers of the Maryland General Assembly outlined tentative plans for reconvening in January while keeping lawmakers and…