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Also Missing State Lawmakers: Annapolis Bars and Restaurants

James J. King has fond memories of opening days of the Maryland General Assembly.As a former Republican legislator from Anne Arundel County, he says...

U.S. House Votes to Again Impeach Trump, as a ‘Clear and Present Danger’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, charging him with inciting violent rioters last week...

Promises to Work Together — But Also Glaring Differences — as Unprecedented Session Begins

On the first day of the Maryland General Assembly’s 442th session, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) and Democratic leaders of the legislature pledged...

Hogan Opens Session With Controversial Appointments

Hours before the General Assembly gaveled in for its 442nd session Wednesday, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced a round of appointments that...

Speaker Hands Out Gavels, Shuffles Committee Assignments

On the eve of the new General Assembly session, House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County) announced some leadership appointments, committee switches and assignments...

A Legislative Session Like No Other

The 442nd session of the Maryland General Assembly opens Wednesday under conditions that were completely unimaginable a year ago.The COVID-19 pandemic has created a...

Confused About the Rules of the 2021 Legislative Session? We’re Here to Help

This story has been updated.As COVID-19 continues to ravage the state, Wednesday marks the beginning of what could be dubbed the most unusual legislative...

Meet the Freshmen: New Faces for the 442nd General Assembly Session

Editor's Note: This story was updated to include appointments made Wednesday morningWhen the unusual and heavily restricted 2021 Maryland legislative session kicks off on...

At Democrats’ Annual Luncheon, Relief to See Federal Lawmakers Safe — And Resolve

The annual luncheon and rally that the Maryland Democratic Party hosts each January, the day before the General Assembly convenes, tends to have a...

State Board of Elections Chairman Will Leave Term Early

Maryland State Board of Elections Chairman Michael R. Cogan (R) announced Tuesday that he will be stepping down after the board meets in February...