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Frank DeFilippo: Outraged by Pugh Scandal? Thank a Journalist

The headlines are “Healthy Holly”’s, but the moment belongs to journalism.The occasion comes at a time when local newspapers are on life support, not so...

Orioles Visit the State House, But Asbestos Bill Foes Have Heavy Hitters of Their...

On the same day the Angelos family organized a trip by the Baltimore Orioles to the State House, a heavy hitter from the Maryland...

With Maneuver, House Panel Tries to Move Laura & Reid’s Law and Hidden Predator...

The House Judiciary Committee launched an 11th-hour effort to move two high-profile stalled bills: one that would create an enhanced penalty when a pregnant...

Emotional Wilson Reflects on Failed Predator Bill

The morning after a Senate committee voted down his Hidden Predator Act of 2019, Del. C.T. Wilson (D-Charles) wasn’t certain he had the energy...

U.S. House Domestic Violence Vote Has Special Resonance for Rep. Brown

The U.S. House on Thursday voted to renew and expand legislation that aids victims of domestic violence, setting the stage for a battle in...

Asbestos Bill Flies Out of Senate to an Uncertain Fate in the House

A late-filed bill favored by supremely influential Baltimore attorney Peter G. Angelos sailed through the state Senate Wednesday without debate or dissent.The bill, to...

Legislative Roundup: UMMS, Handgun Review Board, Retiree Benefits and More

Maryland lawmakers are moving forward on legislation that would reconstitute and reform the University of Maryland Medical System’s board of directors in the wake...

Jack Young Meets the Press: ‘I’m an Ex-Officio Now, O.K.?’

Amid half-hearted assurances of Baltimore’s resilience and lukewarm attempts at civic cheerleading from others throughout the day, Acting Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young (D)...

In Session’s Final Days, an Angelos Asbestos Bill Emerges

The wheels of justice grind slowly, but sometimes legislation in the Maryland General Assembly moves at lightning speed. When the two phenomena collide, the...

City Delegation Ponders the Battles Ahead as Pugh Takes Her Leave

State legislators from Baltimore City reacted cautiously Monday night to the news that their mayor, Catherine E. Pugh (D), has decided to take "an...