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Meet the Food Stamp Firms of Maryland

First in a seriesAnne Arundel County is one of the richest counties in the richest state in the nation. Yet over the last decade...

Bum Blockade: How We Got the Food Stamp Data

In February 1936 Los Angeles Police Chief James E. "Two-Gun" Davis sent 136 cops to the California border to set up "bum blockades."The blockades...

Reaction to Governor’s Budget Proposal: Upbeat So Far

Maryland lawmakers kicked off budget season with a bipartisan tone on Wednesday as thousands of budget books were distributed in the state capital.At first...

‘This Can’t Keep Happening’: Top Lawmakers Rally to Help Exonerees

A group of powerful lawmakers — including the speaker of the House — signaled on Wednesday that they are determined to establish a fair...

A Cautionary Tale of Bad Behavior from a Young, Female Statehouse Reporter in Mich.

By Allison DonahueI waited outside the Michigan Senate chamber to ask Sen. Peter Lucido (R) on Tuesday for a comment about the Detroit Metro...

Hogan Touts Crime-Fighting and Education Spending as Budget Priorities

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. plans to release a so-called “Accountability Budget” on Wednesday morning. In previewing his budget plan on Tuesday, Hogan promised...

Advocates for the Poor Make Their Case to Senate Budget Panel

Through tears, Athena Haniotis described her journey of homelessness to the members of the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee Tuesday."I was a state...

Baltimore Ransomware Attack Inspires State Legislation

In the wake of a crippling ransomware attack that froze government computers in Baltimore City last year, a Maryland lawmaker hopes to give prosecutors...

Even With Senate Lineup Change, ‘End-of-Life’ Bill May Fall Short

When advocates of “death with dignity” legislation descend on Annapolis later this month, it will be the sixth year running that they have attempted...

State House Discrimination Complaints Decreased in 2019

Reports of discrimination in the State House complex were down last year, according to an annual report reviewed by lawmakers on Friday.There were six...