Maryland Legislature Enters Final Day With Most Priorities DoneMaryland lawmakers enter the last day of their legislative session on Monday with most high-profile measures already passed into law, including tax relief, a paid family leave program and an extensive measure aimed at slowing climate change.
Maryland Lawmakers Override Hogan's Vetoes Near Session EndMaryland lawmakers voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan's vetoes on Saturday of measures to create a paid family leave insurance program, expand access to abortion in the state and other bills.
Maryland 'Ghost Gun' Ban To Become Law, Hogan Won't SignA Maryland measure to ban guns without serial numbers will go into effect without Gov. Larry Hogan's signature, the governor announced Friday.
Hogan Urges Maryland Lawmakers To Pass Bill Cracking Down On Perpetrators Of Gun CrimesWith the clock winding down on the Maryland General Assembly's legislative session, Gov. Larry Hogan is calling for lawmakers to pass emergency legislation intended to crack down on crime.
Maryland Lawmakers OK Bill Outlawing Practice Of Declawing CatsThe Maryland House of Delegates passed a measure Monday that would make declawing cats illegal in Maryland.
Maryland Judge Defers Decision On New Congressional MapA Maryland judge on Friday deferred a decision about the state’s newly redrawn congressional map, noting at a hearing that her ruling striking down the previous map is being appealed by the attorney general's office to the state's highest court.
Scott And Harrison Join Lawmakers, Advocates In Calling On Hogan To Sign 'Ghost Gun' BanBaltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and Police Commissioner Michael Harrison joined state lawmakers and gun control advocates in calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to sign into law a ban on "ghost guns," unserialized firearms that can be purchased as kits and assembled at home.
Maryland Lawmakers Send Climate Change Bill To Gov. HoganWhile the measure isn't as expansive as initially proposed, it aims to boost the state’s current goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from 40% of 2006 levels to 60% by 2031. It also sets a goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2045 in the state.
Hogan, Jones And Ferguson Announce $1.86B Tax Relief DealGov. Larry Hogan, House Speaker Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson have reached an agreement on tax cuts that over the next five years will provide savings to retirees, small businesses and low-income families, the lawmakers announced in a joint release.
Gov. Hogan Submits $292M Supplemental BudgetThe budget includes $210 million to provide 4% rate increases for health care and disability service providers.
Maryland Judge Rules New Congressional Map UnconstitutionalA Maryland judge ruled Friday that the state’s new congressional map is unconstitutional, preventing the map from taking effect.