Gov. Wes Moore gets a lot of love. Can the allure survive a second year?

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore spent his first year in office building relationships. He’ll spend the next navigating tougher seas.

By Erin CoxJanuary 21, 2024

Moore promises no tax hikes, trims money for state programs in a ‘refocus’

Governor’s budget invests in child care, job training, affordable housing but pares back scores of programmed spending his administration deemed ineffective.

By Erin CoxJanuary 17, 2024

Maryland legislators want a gun and ammo tax to pay for trauma centers

Democratic lawmakers want gun manufacturers to help foot the bill for trauma injuries, including gunshot wounds, following an example set by California last year.

By Katie ShepherdJanuary 17, 2024

Montgomery County would gain faster bus service under budget proposal

County executive Mark Elrich’s budget proposal includes a major expansion to the county’s bus rapid transit network along two new routes.

By Danny NguyenJanuary 16, 2024

Pr. George’s leaders weigh spending cuts as shortfall looms

Prince George’s County isn’t alone in grappling with a confluence of challenges from the pandemic recovery, dwindling federal aid and increased expenses.

By Lateshia BeachumJanuary 16, 2024

Maryland Elections Board member arrested on Jan. 6 riot charges, resigns

A top Maryland elections official was arrested and charged this week with felony and misdemeanor counts.

By Erin Cox and Tom JackmanJanuary 11, 2024

Housing, violence and budget woes focus of Maryland session

Lawmakers till take up granting health care to undocumented people, subsidizing childcare and granting terminal patients the right to end their lives.

By Erin Cox and Katie ShepherdJanuary 10, 2024

Money issues, juvenile justice to animate Md. General Assembly session

Maryland lawmakers convene Wednesday with big policy ambitions in-progress and inadequate funds to pay for them.

By Erin Cox and Katie ShepherdJanuary 10, 2024

Gov. Wes Moore proposes first state-level gun violence prevention center

Gov. Wes Moore emphasized the need to hold children accountable for violence while keeping rehabilitation in mind.

By Katie Shepherd and Jasmine HiltonJanuary 9, 2024

Rep. Steny Hoyer to seek reelection, quashing speculation of retirement

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D), Maryland’s longest-serving congressman and a former House majority leader, filed to run for reelection Tuesday.

By Erin CoxJanuary 9, 2024

Maryland looks to harness AI for government use with executive order

Gov. Wes Moore’s embrace and warning about generative AI comes as state lawmakers also debate guardrails for responsible use of the technology.

By Katie Shepherd and Erin CoxJanuary 8, 2024

He defended the Capitol on Jan. 6. Now he’s running for Congress.

Harry Dunn, a former U.S. Capitol Police officer who testified before the House Jan. 6 committee, is running for Congress in Maryland.

By Joe HeimJanuary 5, 2024

Maryland’s economic woes predate pandemic, report finds

A first-of-its-kind report from Comptroller Brooke E. Lierman (D) says Maryland’s economy lags far behind the nation, with women disproportionally leaving the workforce.

By Erin CoxJanuary 3, 2024

Doug J.J. Peters, veteran and former Maryland state senator, dies at 60

Peters (D), who left office in 2021 to join the University of Maryland’s Board of Regents, was remembered by former colleagues as a dedicated, driven leader.

By Lateshia BeachumJanuary 1, 2024

Wages and health care: New Year’s Day brings new laws to the DMV

Though little is changing in the District, lawmakers in Maryland and Virginia passed more than a dozen new laws that take effect Monday.

By Katie Shepherd, Laura Vozzella and Michael Brice-SaddlerDecember 31, 2023

A pregnant lawmaker couldn’t vote remotely. So she changed the law.

A Prince George’s County Council member made waves when she asked to vote remotely while pregnant. Now she’s focused on making sure other pregnant people have it easier.

By Lateshia BeachumDecember 30, 2023

Montgomery County Planning Board settles with ousted planning director

Former planning director Gwen Wright was weeks away from retiring after a 30-year career when she was terminated by the board.

By Katie ShepherdDecember 28, 2023

He died in police custody a decade ago. His sister fights weekly for justice.

Tawanda Jones has refused to let her brother’s name fade, waging an enduring fight for a criminal investigation that only now seems like a possibility.

By Ovetta WigginsDecember 28, 2023

Maryland’s budget troubles revive debate about taxing the rich

A “millionaires” tax, the end of corporate loopholes and other revenue ideas are on the table to close Maryland’s long-standing budget trouble.

By Erin Cox and Ovetta WigginsDecember 26, 2023

‘Highway of Death’ needs higher fines for speeding, Md. officials say

A proposed bill would increase the current $40 fine on Indian Head Highway in hopes of discouraging reckless driving.

By Jasmine HiltonDecember 23, 2023