Lawmakers are looking for a stop-gap measure to fix problems with Maryland’s bail system, starting this spring. Sen. Joseph Getty, R-Carroll, said they’re hung up on disagreements about how dramatic these short-term changes should be.
Maryland senators on a key state spending panel voted Friday to plug a budget hole by using more money initially planned to strengthen the finances of the state pension system.
The decision to grant a security clearance to a man who later killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard was made without a review of a critical police report, but background investigators still followed the correct standards, the top federal personnel management official told a Senate panel Thursday.
Maryland has submitted a plan to the federal government to modernize the state’s all-payer rate setting system for hospital services, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Friday.
Hagerstown Police Chief Mark Holtzman says the department is moving to a fully encrypted radio system because the proliferation of wireless technology allows criminals to listen on their cell phones.
There are charges that Baltimore City has broken its promise to clean up the harbor. The city pledged $1 billion to stop sewage leaks from pouring into the water.
The growing use of flushable wipes is causing headaches for the people who run Ocean City’s sewer system.
Speed and red light cameras could soon be up and running again. In April, the city shut down the entire system after some cameras were caught issuing bad tickets.
Faulty speed cameras are at the center of a debate in Annapolis. Critics are calling for major changes to the state’s system after thousands of bad tickets were issued.
The Worcester County Commissioners have agreed to let Ocean city improve its water system.
Metro is planning to close the south entrance of the Dupont Circle station in northwest Washington in order to replace three escalators.
Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration has announced about $580,000 in federal grants to reduce the amount of minorities who are disproportionately caught up in the state’s juvenile justice system.