COVID-19 in Maryland

Saying Goodbye — Most Likely — to the House’s Home Away From Home

When the Maryland House of Delegates gaveled out of the 442nd General Assembly session just after midnight on Tuesday, it may very well have...

Tenant Relief Efforts Fail on Sine Die

A proposal to provide low-income tenants access to legal representation in eviction cases received final approval from the General Assembly Monday – but a...

Ousted Procurement Chief: Harsh Review of Korean Tests Kits ‘No Surprise’

An independent review of Maryland’s purchase of COVID-19 test kits from South Korea found they “were not procured in accordance with State procurement regulations.”Nor...

With Most Restrictions Eased, Md. Casinos Had a Record Month

Maryland’s six casinos generated $169.2 million in gaming revenue in March, a record high and up 3.6% from March of 2019, when casinos produced...
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David Plymyer: Audit of COVID Test Kit Purchases Raises Questions That Deserve Answers

I believe that Maryland Department of General Services Secretary Ellington Churchill Jr. has a problem, and he knows it. According to a report by...

Hogan Moves to Open the Vaccine ‘Floodgates,’ Expands Access to Everyone 16 and Older

Amid a stubborn rise in COVID-19 infections, the Hogan administration moved on Monday to expand vaccine eligibility at the state’s mass vaccination sites.The decision...

Analysis: Why Dennis Schrader Sailed Through His Senate Confirmation

The state senators who expressed ambivalence about the nomination of Dennis R. Schrader to be Maryland's secretary of Health on Friday were, in many...

Expansive COVID-19 Recovery Bill Advancing in Legislature

By Callan Tansill-SuddathA bill that would require the Maryland Department of Health to create and implement a two-year plan for COVID-19 recovery by June...

Opinion: Why Johnson & Johnson Throwing Out 15M Vaccine Doses Shouldn’t Alarm You

Human errors at a manufacturing plant in Baltimore forced Johnson & Johnson to throw out 15 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine – enough to...

Audit: Hogan Administration Spent $11.9 Million on South Korean COVID Tests

Maryland spent more than $11.9 million for 500,000 COVID-19 testing kits from South Korea during the early weeks of the pandemic, but a months-long...