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Anne Arundel County Steps Up Legal Aid For Tenants Facing Eviction

As advocates warn that tenants will still need to head to court to avoid eviction under a new federal moratorium, officials in Anne Arundel...

In Impromptu Appearance, Jones and Ferguson Close Door on Special Session

In dramatic fashion, the presiding officers of the Maryland General Assembly slammed the door Wednesday night on holding a special legislative session this fall.House...

Opinion: Expand AmeriCorps to Help Recovery From Pandemic

As talks between the White House and Congress stall, Americans are still grappling with the crippling impact of the pandemic. To move our country...

Liquor Industry Pushes Back on Tax Hike to Ease Health Disparities

Just as lawmakers are ramping up a proposal to raise the state's liquor tax to pay for programs designed to narrow health disparities in...

Montgomery County to Consider Lower, Flat Fee for Retailers

Montgomery County may slash an annual inventory fee for businesses in an effort to help hard-hit retailers and restaurateurs in the midst of the...

Big Ten Football, Pandemic and Politics Collide on Capitol Hill

The Big Ten athletic conference will “keep its season postponed” for fall sports until it can guarantee more rigorous COVID-19 testing and address potential...

Md. Labs Developing Vaccines and Therapeutics, Attracting Federal Dollars

A 2016 decision to link the research labs at the University of Maryland College Park with those at the University of Maryland at Baltimore...

Chief Judge: Eviction Filings Face Court Backlog

Social distancing and smaller dockets mean Maryland courts will take much longer than normal to process evictions, a judge told state lawmakers during a...

Franchot: $585 Million Fund Balance Should Go to Small Businesses

Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) wants the state to direct a general fund surplus to small businesses coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.Franchot announced on...

U.S. Eviction Moratorium ‘Not Helpful to a Lot of People in Md.,’ Official Warns

Marylanders will still need to go to court to fend off evictions under the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium, state officials...