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Join Us in Annapolis on Wednesday

We’re having a party!Our friends at Capitol Strategies, the State House lobbying firm, are hosting a fundraiser for Maryland Matters on Wednesday, Nov. 13,...

A Plea to Our Readers: Support Nonprofit Journalism

Today marks the start of NewsMatch – an ambitious national campaign to promote independent, nonprofit news sites and the critical work of democracy: informing...

Md. Synagogues Tighten Security, Aided by State Grants

By Elliott DavisJust in time for the Jewish high holidays, religious institutions across Maryland recently received grants toward security improvements – and a majority...

Three Years Into Law, Two Dozen State Websites Still Lack Translations

Three years after Maryland passed a law requiring the translation of state government websites, more than two dozen websites remain out of compliance, the...

Baltimore County Dems Advance 2 for House Vacancies

Baltimore County Democrats moved Wednesday night to fill two vacancies in the House of Delegates, tapping Carl Jackson to replace former Del. Eric Bromwell...

After Overbilling By Major Mobile Carrier, Commission Recommends 911 Fee Audits

A commission focused on upgrading Maryland’s 911 system wants the state comptroller’s office to begin auditing 911 fees, after learning that a major carrier...

Md. Members Divide Along Party Lines as House Votes to Ban Offshore Drilling

U.S. House lawmakers approved bipartisan legislation Wednesday that would block new offshore drilling off the majority of the U.S. coast – despite pushback from...

State Sending 20 Firefighters to Battle Wildfires in Calif.

Twenty wildland firefighters from Maryland are headed to northern California to battle ongoing wildfires. It’s part of a cooperative agreement the state has with...

Rep. Brown in Central America With Pelosi-Led Delegation

U.S. Rep. Anthony G. Brown (D-Md.) landed in Guatemala with about a dozen colleagues on Thursday, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).It’s part of...

Oregon Marijuana Surplus a Cautionary Tale for Other States

By Sophie QuintonFive years after Oregon legalized recreational marijuana, its lawmakers now are trying to rein in production, fearing the state’s big weed surplus...