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Anne Arundel County Steps Up Legal Aid For Tenants Facing Eviction

As advocates warn that tenants will still need to head to court to avoid eviction under a new federal moratorium, officials in Anne Arundel...

Hogan Weighs in on Hill Funding Fight in Meeting With Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus

Staying on brand, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) met Thursday with members of the bipartisan congressional Problem Solvers Caucus, An America United, his...

In Impromptu Appearance, Jones and Ferguson Close Door on Special Session

In dramatic fashion, the presiding officers of the Maryland General Assembly slammed the door Wednesday night on holding a special legislative session this fall.House...

Lack of Second Early Voting Site in St. Mary’s County Is Voter Suppression, Lawmaker...

A plan to have just one early voting center for all of St. Mary’s County in the upcoming election is voter suppression, a local...

Opinion: Expand AmeriCorps to Help Recovery From Pandemic

As talks between the White House and Congress stall, Americans are still grappling with the crippling impact of the pandemic. To move our country...

Employees Ask For A More Uniform COVID-19 Policy Across Md. Public Universities

A union representative said Maryland college workers are “really disappointed” by the lack of uniformity and transparency of state public universities’ COVID-19-related safety plans.Because...

Liquor Industry Pushes Back on Tax Hike to Ease Health Disparities

Just as lawmakers are ramping up a proposal to raise the state's liquor tax to pay for programs designed to narrow health disparities in...

ACLU Analysis of AG Opinion Says Lawmakers Have Legal Grounds to Convene Virtually

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland sent a letter to General Assembly leadership Wednesday morning asserting that the state legislature has the legal...

Senate Panel to Hold Rare Interim Bill Hearings on Police Reform Next Week

The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will hear testimony on bills surrounding police accountability and reform next week, committee Chairman William C. Smith Jr. (D-Montgomery)...

State Launches Program Aimed at Reducing COVID-19 in Hispanic Communities

The Maryland Health Department has convened an inter-agency task force aimed at reducing the COVID-19 positivity rate in Hispanic communities, Dr. Jinlene Chan, deputy...