Though all 23 Maryland counties started by being run by county commissioners, more and more counties have switched to a charter form of government in search for greater control over local issues.
Frederick lawmakers have agreed to amend the charter so the police chief won’t have to move into the city.
Three charter school operators are applying for fast-track approval to operate 10 campuses serving thousands of Washington students.
The Baltimore school board has approved two new charter schools, including an arts integration elementary school that will open next year.
The Hagerstown City Council has amended its charter to move the city’s municipal elections to coincide with the presidential elections.