| Apr 24, 2015
| 12:29 PM
National and state leaders of the Black Caucus plan to call on the U.S. Department of Justice to launch a comprehensive investigation of potential civil rights violations by the Baltimore Police Department.
"We want a complete federal investigation,"...
| Apr 12, 2015
| 8:01 AM
Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., a noted Johns Hopkins cardiac surgeon, behind-the-scenes political figure and civil rights activist who broke many racial barriers, died Friday from a massive heart attack and stroke, relatives said Saturday.
The 70-year-old Dr....
| Apr 14, 2015
| 2:12 PM
From alcohol licenses to zoning issues, more than 2,300 bills and resolutions were introduced during the 2015 Maryland legislative session that ended Monday night.
The ink is drying on some of these bills, which were signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Larry...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 12:06 PM
Legislation intended to put lesbians on a par with straight couples on health insurance coverage for advanced fertility procedures has passed both the Senate and the House.
The Senate passed the measure Tuesday morning 37-10, following House passage the...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 8:47 AM
Although the Affordable Care Act and creation of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange were important steps in expanding health care coverage for previously uninsured Marylanders, mounting evidence suggests that more work is needed to help ensure that...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 6:41 PM
A Senate committee unanimously recommended the confirmation of Gov. Larry Hogan's choice to be transportation secretary Monday night after bringing him back for a second round of questioning.
The vote came after Pete Rahn, a former top transportation...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 8:32 PM
Maryland senators peppered the governor's acting transportation secretary with so many questions Monday night that his confirmation hearing will be delayed for a week.
A Senate panel voted to bring back Pete K. Rahn for another round next Monday, and...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 5:07 PM
Opposing sides in the debate over whether Maryland should require employers to provide paid sick leave met Tuesday in a clash that pitted calls for fairness against a defense of the rights of employers.
The two camps, including business owners on both...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 5:12 PM
The Affordable Care Act is not so affordable for many Marylanders, according to a new survey.
The landmark law that was supposed to make insurance available to hundreds of thousands of people without coverage is costing Marylanders so much more in...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 3:44 PM
State lawmakers are gearing up for a fight over paid sick leave, as a nationwide campaign highlighted by President Barack Obama during his recent visit to Baltimore gains a hearing in Annapolis.
Advocates began calling on the state two years ago to...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:52 PM
When state Sen. Catherine E. Pugh learned last Friday that she was invited by the White House to sit with first lady Michelle Obama during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, one of her first thoughts was about what was she going to wear....