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  • Del. McDonough seeks to restore death penalty in some cases

    Del. McDonough seeks to restore death penalty in some cases
    Calling it a first step toward fully restoring the death penalty in Maryland, Del. Pat McDonough said he plans to introduce a bill that would mandate capital punishment for anyone convicted of killing a police or correctional officer, a firefighter or...
  • Hogan plan would cut budgets for years to come

    Beyond spending cuts for next year, Gov. Larry Hogan is asking the General Assembly for an array of permanent, long-term budget reductions — for public schools, private colleges, libraries and economic development aid for farmers. The sweeping...
  • A path forward for responsible gas shale regulations

    A path forward for responsible gas shale regulations
    Editor's note: This piece has been updated with the author's correct email address.  Newly inaugurated Gov. Larry Hogan and his team have only a few weeks to review and take action on the previous administration's proposed "gold standard" rules...
  • Hogan's budget includes some cuts, some status quo for economic development programs

    Hogan's budget includes some cuts, some status quo for economic development programs
    Advocates for programs spending state dollars on stem cell research or investment in technology companies were nervous about what Gov. Larry Hogan's budget would hold for them, given warnings of "strong medicine" to cure fiscal woes. But after Hogan's...
  • Counties reconsider stormwater fees

    Counties reconsider stormwater fees
    In Frederick County, property owners pay just a penny per year for stormwater fees. Carroll County residents pay nothing. Harford County just repealed its stormwater fees and Baltimore County is poised to cut its fees by a third. And Howard County's new...
  • City, counties, advocates pore through budget for impact of cuts

    City, counties, advocates pore through budget for impact of cuts
    As Gov. Larry Hogan released details of his austerity budget, advocacy groups and local governments pored through the numbers to discover the impact on the people they serve. In some cases, it was worse than they expected. Baltimore's school system,...
  • Harford County man sues fraternity for hazing

    Harford County man sues fraternity for hazing
    A Harford County man is suing the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, alleging he was hazed when he joined the fraternity's Coppin State University chapter in 2013. Johnny Powell II of Havre de Grace alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Prince George's...
  • Hogan budget would cut state worker pay, city school aid

    Hogan budget would cut state worker pay, city school aid
    Gov. Larry Hogan outlined a budget plan Thursday that would cut school aid to Baltimore and state workers' pay but preserve — at least for now — funding for two light rail lines. The new Republican governor said his budget — with...
  • Chartering success

    Chartering success
    A new report by the Abell Foundation concludes that Maryland needs to dramatically increase the state's efforts to recruit successful charter school organizations in order to boost achievement levels among low-income minority students in underperforming...
  • Decision on casino slot machine reduction postponed

    Decision on casino slot machine reduction postponed
    State casino regulators postponed a decision on whether Maryland Live Casino and Horseshoe Baltimore Casino can eliminate some slot machines and add more table games until lawmakers can review the potential impact on state revenues. Edward J. Kasemeyer,...
  • Hogan unveils budget with continued 2 percent cuts to agencies

    Hogan unveils budget with continued 2 percent cuts to agencies
    Gov. Larry Hogan proposed sustained state funding for K-12 education but an across-the-board cut to state agencies in his much-anticipated spending plan released Thursday. Maryland's new Republican governor said his budget cuts - which affect Medicaid...