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House Rejects Republicans’ Amendments to Expanding Absentee Ballot List

Five Republican amendments to legislation that would let individuals choose to continue voting by mail were shot down in the House of Delegates on...

Bills on Digital Tax, Guns at Polling Places Move to Final Senate Votes

A proposal that would clarify exemptions to Maryland’s new tax on digital advertising moved forward in the Senate on Thursday.This emergency bill from Senate...

Sarbanes Leads Effort as Sweeping Voting Rights Package Passes U.S. House

The U.S. House passed sweeping voting rights, redistricting, campaign finance and ethics reform, late Wednesday night along party lines in a 220 to 210...

Baltimore, Prince George’s Leaders Amp Up Criticism as Hogan Administration Releases More Vaccine Data

The Hogan administration found itself under increasing attack on Wednesday, as local leaders and state legislators from Maryland’s largest majority-Black jurisdictions intensified their expressions...

Historic Police Reform Package Passes Out of Senate Chamber on Bipartisan Terms

After the final bill in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee’s police reform package passed out of the chamber Thursday, Sen. William C. Smith Jr....

Senate Debates Bill to Prevent ‘Pass Through’ of Disputed Digital Ad Tax

Lawmakers continued debate Wednesday on exemptions to Maryland’s newly imposed tax on digital advertising.The emergency bill from Senate President Bill Ferguson (D-Baltimore City) would...

County Election Reforms Passed by House Hailed As ‘Historic Civil Rights Legislation’ by Speaker

A hotly contested measure to change how some Maryland counties select their commissioners passed out of the House of Delegates on Wednesday after a...

Cardin, Fellow Dems Split With GOP Over Biden’s HHS Nominee

A Senate panel divided evenly along party lines Wednesday over the nomination of Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Health...

Paradox of New-Look Committee Voting Sessions: You Can’t Get In, But They’re More Open

Veteran legislators will tell you the heavy lifting in Annapolis is not always conducted in the historic House and Senate chambers.The most contentious and...

Hogan Urges ‘Wait and See’ Approach to Cuomo Controversy

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) said Tuesday it was too soon to determine whether embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) should resign...