Health Care

Unintentional Intoxication Deaths Top 1,800 in First 9 Months of 2018

More than 1,800 Marylanders died unintentionally from drug- and alcohol-related intoxication deaths in the first nine months of 2018, state statistics show.The Maryland Department...

Ex-‘Rabble Rouser’ Takes a Gavel: ‘It’s Great to Play a Central Role’

For all their philosophical differences, state Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) and Sen. Paul G. Pinsky (D-Prince George’s) do agree on...

Legislative Leaders See Progressive Initiatives Advancing

Legislative leaders signaled support for several progressive causes on the first day of this year’s General Assembly session, suggesting that a boost in the...

Poll Shows Strong Support for Rx Drug Measure, Health Care Mandate, Clean Energy

Marylanders strongly support three of the Democrats’ top progressive legislative priorities.A poll being released Wednesday – the kick-off of the 90-day General Assembly session...

2019 General Assembly Preview: No Kirwan, No Cry

The Maryland General Assembly kicks off its 439th session on Wednesday with the great expectations that accompany every first year of a four-year legislative...

Bipartisan Group of Local Officials Backing Prescription Drug Plan

Alarmed by a sharp spike in the cost of many prescription drugs, a bipartisan coalition of local Maryland officials is getting behind another push...

Lawyer, Activist Mike Pretl Dies

Michael A. Pretl, a lawyer and progressive activist who has been associated with several high-profile causes through the years, died on Christmas Day following...

BPW to Close Out Year With Fireworks

The final Board of Public Works meeting of 2018 is Wednesday, and it won’t lack for drama.The three-member panel, consisting of the governor, comptroller...

New Ad Touts Public Health Success of Tobacco, Alcohol Taxes

With the growing use of e-cigarettes by teenagers – and the associated health risks – prominent in the news, the Maryland Healthcare for All...

Frosh v. Trump: Report Breaks Down Past Year’s Legal Actions

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh’s office challenged the federal government on 30 fronts in the past year, including by filing more than a...