COVID-19 in Maryland

Prisoners’ Advocates Ask Hogan to do More to Protect Inmates and Jailers

Last week Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) issued a temporary moratorium on prison visits in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prisoners’ rights advocates...

Sweeping Education Reform Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk

After three years of policy-making and debate, an education reform plan that has been hailed by Democratic leaders as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to overhaul...

Lobbyists and Policy Advocates Locked Out, Meet Unprecedented Challenges

Halls of the Annapolis State House complex -- normally abuzz with constituents, lawmakers and the press -- are hushed.Last week, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan...

House Passes State Budget After Series of Unusual Moves in Truncated Session

The Maryland House of Delegates approved a $47.9 billion budget plan on Tuesday, after a series of extraordinary steps to speed the budget approval...

Hogan Wants to Offer COVID-19 Tests at VEIP Stations, Suspends Emissions Testing

Maryland will not create drive-through COVID-19 testing centers until labs have the capacity to process the samples, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) said...

Hogan Delays Primary; Orders All-Mail Special Election for Cummings Seat

Marylanders who live in the 7th congressional district will fill the seat vacated by the death of U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D) as...

Letter: Faith Leaders Call on Legislature to Pass Sanctuary Bill Before Ending Session

Dear Senate President Bill Ferguson, House Speaker Adrienne Jones, Senate Judicial Proceedings Chairman William Smith, and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Luke Clippinger: We leaders of...

‘Thinking Ahead, Always’: State Public Health Chief Is an Old Hand at Handling Crises

Soon after taking over the Maryland Department of Health in 2018, Robert R. Neall, the agency secretary, took an old colleague to breakfast at...

Senate Passes Education Blueprint in Midnight Vote

After two and a half hours of debate, Maryland’s Senate passed the multi-billion dollar Blueprint for Maryland’s Future education recommendations to applause late Monday...

Hogan Expected to Make Announcement About April Primaries

The House of Delegates moved forward on a bill Monday that would aim to expand the use of mail-in voting in the state, as...