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.

House of Delegates makes key changes in Hogan’s budget

Money added back for schools, poor districts and Prince George’s hospital, but cut for private-school scholarships.

Pot laws under scrutiny in Maryland General Assembly

Pot laws under scrutiny in Maryland General Assembly

Lawmakers will debate legalizing recreational use of marijuana, but approval is unlikely. Other bills would modify the state’s delayed medical cannabis program.

Maryland lawmakers give AG blanket authority to sue Trump administration

Maryland lawmakers give AG blanket authority to sue Trump administration

A bitterly divided legislature voted along party lines to expand Attorney General Brian Frosh’s ability to challenge the federal government.

Maryland weighs teaching ‘yes means yes’ as part of sex ed

Maryland weighs teaching ‘yes means yes’ as part of sex ed

A proposal by two Montgomery County lawmakers would require public schools to teach affirmative consent in seventh and 10th grades.

Maryland lawmakers to push for recreational marijuana

Maryland lawmakers to push for recreational marijuana

Several Democrats say they want the state to follow a handful of others where voters have legalized pot.

Md. Democrat wants to ban local governments from boosting minimum wage

Md. Democrat wants to ban local governments from boosting minimum wage

Move comes after Montgomery County, Baltimore weigh proposals for a $15 minimum wage.

Maryland session opens with calls for bipartisanship — and bickering

Maryland session opens with calls for bipartisanship — and bickering

Gov. Larry Hogan and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. show signs of collaboration; House Speaker Michael E. Busch says he will focus on Democratic goals.