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10 Issues for the 2020 General Assembly Session

When the 441st session of the Maryland General Assembly gavels in on Wednesday, lawmakers will begin a 90-day marathon of lawmaking.Thousands of bills will...

And the Most Popular Governor in America Is…

For years, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) has been the most popular chief executive in the nation.Move over, boss. There is a new #1.According...

State Not Seeking Jail Time for Police Chief Charged With Falsifying Hiring Docs

Maryland's new state prosecutor, Charlton T. Howard III, is not seeking jail time for a former Eastern Shore police chief charged with falsifying a...

Ex-Lawmaker Headed to 6 Months in Federal Prison for Pocketing Campaign Cash

Former state Del. Tawanna P. Gaines was sentenced Friday to six months in federal prison, plus another two months of home detention, after admitting...

TOP 10 LIST #1 Five Interesting Things About Catherine Pugh’s Alleged Misdeeds

Editor's Note: As the year winds down, we're re-running the 10 most-read pieces of the year in Maryland Matters. Here is #1, which first...

Across Maryland, Counties and Universities Boost Revenue Through ICE Contracts

By Ian RoundAs Maryland counties and universities face increasing pressure to end their partnerships with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Cecil County’s is recently...

TOP 10 LIST #3 Colleagues Mourn Regent Katrina Dennis After Her Cancer Death

Editor's Note: As the year winds down, we're re-running the 10 most-read pieces of the year in Maryland Matters. Here is #3, which first...

‘Wrong’ Md. Crime Data Highlights Inconsistent Statistics

By Elliott DavisThe number of rapes in Maryland increased last year by 15% over the previous year, according to an annual FBI Uniform Crime...

Capital Gazette Shooter Was Concerned About Sanity

By Hannah GaskillA thread that pulled the gunman responsible for the June 2018 murders of journalists Wendi Winters, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara and Gerald...

Candidates for Mayor Decry ‘Vicious Cycle of Corruption’ in City

The Baltimore Sun editorial board had a simple, seasonal lament in an editorial that ran Saturday: "All we want for Christmas is a scandal...