Health Care

Here’s a Look at the New State Laws Taking Effect on Tuesday

Hundreds of Maryland laws are going into effect Tuesday, spanning subjects from criminal justice reform to election law to the state’s medical cannabis commission.A...

Why Abortion Rates Are Down as Access Holds Steady in Md.

U.S. abortion rates are declining nationwide, but the legislative stampede to get a precedent-overturning case to the Supreme Court that would strike down Roe...

Poll: Marylanders Unhappy With State of Democracy, Disapprove of Trump

Marylanders have a more favorable view of socialism than of President Trump’s job performance, according to polling data from Goucher College.About 27 percent of...

Proposed Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Settlement Creates Uncertainty in Md.

As one of the largest opioid manufacturers moves toward settlement with more than 2,000 counties and municipalities across America – including dozens in Maryland...

Maryland Opioid-Related Deaths Dropped in First Half of 2019

In 2017, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan declared a state of emergency as part of Maryland’s efforts to deal with the opioid crisis.More than two...

Hogan Touts Reduction of No-Bid Contracts, Then Pushes for One

Efforts to generate more competitiveness in state contracting are paying off, yielding better deals for state agencies and saving taxpayer dollars in the process,...
Cocaine-Related Deaths

Cocaine-Related Deaths Are on the Rise in Maryland

By Ian RoundCocaine hasn’t received as much attention in recent years, but it is increasingly playing a role in the opioid epidemic, state data...

Sewage Backs Up in This Air Force Daycare. Money to Fix it Is Going...

About once every other month, sewage backs up into the classrooms, restrooms and the kitchen at a child development center inside Joint Base Andrews...

Funding Deal for Prescription Drug Board Close, Hogan Administration Says

An exchange of letters between the Hogan administration and the Maryland Health Care Commission appears to offer a path to fund and staff the...

Peta Richkus: Update on Retirees’ Prescription Drug Plan

Tens of thousands of retired State employees from every county in Maryland and from seven other states, along with thousands of retirement-eligible current state...