Del. Sheila Hixson, ‘grande dame’ of Annapolis, to retire after 2018

Del. Sheila Hixson, ‘grande dame’ of Annapolis, to retire after 2018

The lawmaker from Silver Spring saw women’s roles transformed during her four decades in the state capital.

Top Md. Democrats vow to push through bill terminating parental rights for rapists

Top Md. Democrats vow to push through bill terminating parental rights for rapists

Senate President Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch call the legislation a top priority for 2018 session.

Advocates want Md. utilities to use renewable sources for half their energy by 2030.

Advocates want Md. utilities to use renewable sources for half their energy by 2030.

Groups say they will make the issue a top focus of the 2018 legislative session and election.

Baltimore officials ask for stiffer punishments and more money to address crime

Baltimore officials ask for stiffer punishments and more money to address crime

The officials discussed possible solutions to the recent Baltimore crime wave during a hearing with Maryland state lawmakers.

Justice Taney defended slavery in 1857. Now his statue is gone from Md.’s State House.

Justice Taney defended slavery in 1857. Now his statue is gone from Md.’s State House.

After Charlottesville, Gov. Larry Hogan did an about-face on the monument to the author of the Dred Scott decision.

In Maryland, one rape-law defeat threatens to overshadow other victories

In Maryland, one rape-law defeat threatens to overshadow other victories

For the ninth time in as many years, a bill to allow women impregnated during a rape to terminate the man’s parental rights failed in the Maryland General Assembly.

Hogan captures a major win as the 2017 Maryland legislative session ends

Hogan captures a major win as the 2017 Maryland legislative session ends

Democrats tried to tie him to Trump, hoping to affect his popularity rating

Monday closes Md. General Assembly session that pushed back on Trump

Monday closes Md. General Assembly session that pushed back on Trump

Democrats passed a paid sick-leave law and bills to address a growing opioid epidemic.

Maryland passes sick-leave bill with enough votes to override likely Hogan veto

Maryland passes sick-leave bill with enough votes to override likely Hogan veto

The measure requires businesses with at least 15 employees to offer five paid sick days a year to full-time workers.

Senate president: ‘Maryland is not going to become a sanctuary state’

Senate president: ‘Maryland is not going to become a sanctuary state’

Miller said the House bill drawing fire from the Trump administration won’t advance in the Senate unless it’s revised.