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.

Is bail on its deathbed in Maryland? Not if bail bondsmen have a say.

The industry that helps suspected criminals get out of jail is fighting efforts to limit bail for poor defendants who can’t afford to pay.

Controversial schools bill passes Md. legislature despite Hogan veto threat

Controversial schools bill passes Md. legislature despite Hogan veto threat

On a busy Tuesday, the Democratic-majority legislature also passed addiction-treatment bills and legislation that would require the state to pay Planned Parenthood if it loses federal funding.

Md. fracking-ban bill, once in doubt, now gliding toward approval

Md. fracking-ban bill, once in doubt, now gliding toward approval

Final vote on ban expected Monday. Also in Annapolis, a fight brewing over how to rate school success and a ban on guns on public college campuses.

Maryland threatens to reverse its progress in education

Maryland threatens to reverse its progress in education

Lawmakers are poised to cave to teachers unions and gut education standards.

Changes to Md. bail system appear unlikely to pass General Assembly this year

Changes to Md. bail system appear unlikely to pass General Assembly this year

The Legislative Black Caucus calls for no action on the bills, which would mean the recent Court of Appeals rule change greatly reducing the use of bail remains in place.