While Maryland’s school system has had the top spot in a publication’s annual ranking of the nation’s schools for five years in a row, the state is far from the top of a new report comparing eighth-graders in the United States with other states and 38 other countries.
Playing the lottery pours millions into the state coffers–about $830 million this year alone. But it’s not all good news. As competition from casinos grows, lottery revenues are down.
A federal appeals court has rejected Exxon Mobil Corp.’s bid to have a suit litigated in federal court, not state court.
The opening of Maryland’s largest casino went a long way to helping the state net nearly $830 million in lottery and casino revenues in the last fiscal year — a 27.6 percent increase from the previous one.
The state of Maryland will no longer execute criminals convicted of the most heinous crimes. Governor Martin O’Malley officially signed the death penalty repeal into law Thursday morning, along with dozens of other bills.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is banning the harvesting of wild ginseng on state lands.
The Maryland House of Delegates has approved the state’s $37 billion budget on a 103-36 vote.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it’s considering banning the age-old tradition of harvesting wild ginseng on state lands.
An audit at one of the nation’s largest public universities cited $3.3 million in potential overpayments to a contractor who was paid to find leads for students who could be interested in attending the University of Maryland University College.
After a months-long state and federal wiretap investigation, 34 people have been charged with conspiring to distribute heroin and marijuana.
Gay marriage supporters see 41 reasons to fret over the Supreme Court’s decision to take up the case of California’s ban on same-sex unions.
Pit bulls: family pets or dangerous dogs? The showdown over how Maryland treats these animals and their owners continues.