Standards are not the real problem with the much-criticized educational program known as Common Core; the real issue is how those standards are being applied, one lawmaker argued Wednesday before a House committee.
More than 20 Democrats in Maryland’s legislature are calling on their colleagues to get the minimum wage increase bills to the House and Senate floor as soon as possible.
Maryland’s Senate has advanced a measure that would hold dog owners liable for bites, but protect any owner who didn’t know a dog was dangerous.
The House of Delegates has passed a bill that would extend wildland protection to nearly 22,000 more acres of state-owned land.
Despite a negative reception from Gov. Martin O’Malley, lawmakers are moving forward on bills to stop arresting people for small amounts of marijuana.
Maryland’s corrections department is backing legislation to make official the new structure of its statewide its prison intelligence operations, which were reorganized after last year’s indictments of 27 Baltimore correctional officers.
Maryland lawmakers will be hearing about a measure to limit commercial use of student data by cloud-computing service vendors.
The infrastructure for Maryland’s emergency radio system is up and running for the eastern half of the state, but some counties aren’t signing on until they’re guaranteed a voice in how it’s managed.
There is a new push in Annapolis to raise some state speed limits to 70 mph. It’s already cleared the House, and it’s headed to the Senate.
The state of Maryland should make sure that a minimum amount of sick leave is available to low-wage employees who can’t afford to miss a day’s pay, Del. John A. Olszewski Jr. says.
The Maryland Senate is scheduled to hold a hearing on a proposed minimum wage increase.
This week a Senate committee plans to take up another bill that would reform Maryland’s bail-setting process.