COVID-19 in Maryland

Legislators Narrowing Priorities Amid COVID-19 Uncertainty

The number of people with access to the State House complex is dwindling, even as lawmakers ramp up efforts to pass key pieces of...

Fearing Possible Depression, Franchot Urges ‘Timeout’ on Tax Measures

Maryland’s chief tax collector implored state lawmakers to delay action on revenue measures, saying that a looming recession — or worse — make this...

Prisons Adjust Policies to Confront Virus

Prisons are particular incubators for the spread of disease -- and the Hogan administration this week suspended visits to inmates in 20 state-run correctional...

Hogan, Legislative Leaders Clash as Advocacy Groups Call for Session Pause

Anxiety and tempers flared in Annapolis on Friday afternoon as the governor and leadership in the General Assembly sparred briefly over what preventative measures...

A Public Ultimatum, Then Quick Action from Senate on State Police Superintendent

In a whirlwind series of events on Friday, Maryland’s newest superintendent of state police was confirmed by the Maryland Senate at what is likely...

Special Sign-Up Period for Health Insurance Opens

Maryland residents who lack health insurance — and who are spooked by the COVID-19 outbreak — can sign-up for coverage next week.In response to...

Josh Kurtz: How Long Should They Stick Around?

A year ago, it didn't seem possible that a General Assembly session could be more surreal.In the course of a few short weeks in...

Legislature to Work All Weekend — Is Early Adjournment Possible?

The Maryland General Assembly will work through the weekend ― and under extraordinary circumstances.Members have been asked to dismiss their staffs as legislative leaders...

Schools Closing for 2 Weeks as Officials Announce Extraordinary Measures to Combat Virus

State officials on Thursday announced a series of measures to mitigate the outbreak of COVID-19 in Maryland -- including ordering all public schools closed...

State Revenue Board Cites Economic Uncertainty, Urges Care in Spending

Maryland’s top fiscal leaders urged restraint in state spending on Thursday as the state faces an increasing number of COVID-19 cases.The Board of Revenue...