Jenna Johnson

Maryland politics reporterAnnapolis, Md.

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State spent $130 million total on failed exchange, and will now spend even more to replace it.

  • Apr 18, 2014

Lawmakers agreed to increase funding for film tax credits — but not the attached conditions.

  • Apr 8, 2014

Minimum wage hike, pot decriminalization and Jake’s Law all see action on final day.

  • Apr 8, 2014

Legislation, approved by the General Assembly, calls for jail time and stiffer fines for cellphone use while driving.

  • Apr 7, 2014

Bill that would raise wage to $10.10 per hour by 2018 heads to Gov. Martin O’Malley for signature.

  • Apr 7, 2014

Decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana and a rise in the minimum wage have not been nailed down.

  • Apr 6, 2014

Final procedural votes on both measures expected Monday, last day of session.

  • Apr 5, 2014

Legislation, which still needs final approval from House, would increase minimum wage to $10.10 by 2018.

  • Apr 5, 2014

A Md. House committee plans to fund film tax credits with $11 million and stash even more in the budget.

  • Apr 4, 2014

This legislation is considered a first step toward offering pre-kindergarten to all 4-year-olds.

  • Apr 4, 2014

Two days after Maryland turns to Connecticut’s vendor, top health official testifies about exchange.

  • Apr 3, 2014

Senate version of bill is weaker than the version passed by House; proponents want changes reversed.

  • Apr 2, 2014

Why Maryland is replacing its troubled health exchange system with one used by Connecticut.

  • Apr 2, 2014

Deloitte Consulting will replace most of the flawed marketplace with technology that has worked in Conn.

  • Apr 1, 2014

Health exchange board to vote Tuesday night on adopting technology used in Connecticut.

  • Apr 1, 2014
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About Jenna
Jenna Johnson writes about Maryland politics, including the General Assembly, the administration of Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and the 2014 election. She started at the Post in 2007 and has helped to cover several major news stories, including the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, several mass shootings and the Syrian conflict. Jenna previously spent several years writing about higher education, including the leadership crisis at the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland's athletic conference change. Jenna grew up in Omaha and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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