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Marylanders have capital budget in place, cap on cost of insulin

The Maryland governor has signed 140 additional bipartisan bills into law. Gov. Larry Hogan announced bills have now become law that include the state’s budget, capping the cost of insulin, expanding dementia services, and allowing paramedics and emergency medical technicians to give vaccines. “Today we are signing dozens of impactful measures that directly affect Marylanders’ daily lives, including […]

Maryland governor signs 105 bipartisan bills into law

With the swift movements of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s pen, 105 bipartisan bills will become law in the coming months. Hogan signed bills pertaining to opioid overdose prevention across the state, in addition to sending more funding to local governments that is to be used to improve infrastructure. “We are signing another 105 bipartisan bills into law, […]

New container line welcomed to Port of Baltimore

A new shipping container line will be doing business in the Port of Baltimore, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said. The Republican governor, who is entering the final months of his second term in office, announced Zim e-Commerce Baltimore Express will bring in goods from China and Southeast Asia. The company is one of the premier ocean carrier […]

Maryland’s oyster harvest largest in 35 years

Maryland is seeing its largest oyster harvest in nearly 40 years, one industry expert said. Bill Sieling, executive vice president of Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association, attributes the excellent haul to both Mother Nature and the canniness of the Maryland oyster industry in putting available resources to their best use. “The combination of having the […]

Maryland state park budget increase to prepare parks for next century

With additional funding in the coming fiscal year, Maryland state parks will be seeing improvements that will include investments in infrastructure, personnel and new sites. The Free State will see a $70 budget for fiscal year 2023, a $13.7 million increase over last year’s $57.3 million, said Gregg Bortz, media relations manager for the Maryland […]

Iowa will recognize abortion rights if SCOTUS reverses Roe v. Wade

At this point, Iowans won’t see an immediate impact if Roe v Wade is overturned, an Iowa attorney general spokesman says. The Iowa Supreme Court has recognized a right to abortion in the state’s constitution, Office of the Attorney General Chief of Staff Lynn Hicks told The Center Square in an emailed statement Wednesday. Iowa legislators and […]

Frosh announces Maryland part of settlement with Inuit over tax products

More than $2 million will be returned to Maryland residents from a settlement with Intuit, Attorney General Brian Frosh said. The attorney general announced the agreement Wednesday stemming from a case that the TurboTax owner took advantage of state residents by deceiving low-income individuals into paying for what should have been free tax services. “TurboTax lured potential […]

Frosh calls contents of leaked abortion ruling ‘dangerous departure’

Calling it a “dangerous departure” from nearly a half century of precedent, Maryland’s top law enforcement official has spoken out on the leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion. Attorney General Brian Frosh, a Democrat, issued a statement one day after Politico reported it obtained the draft, and the same day the Court confirmed the draft’s […]

Maryland recycling bill remains in limbo after not passing this legislative session

A Maryland bill that would have put in place new requirements for most manufacturers of packaged goods remains in limbo after not passing beyond committee reviews in the recently concluded legislative session. As proposed Senate Bill 0292 – and its companion legislation, House Bill 0307 – would require producers of packaged materials to submit what has been described as […]

Maryland board approves $5.2 million allocation to preserve historic Annapolis park

Once it was a place where such renowned acts as Chuck Berry, Billie Holiday, Little Richard, and The Temptations made stops on their music tours. It also gained notoriety as a beach for the Black community at a time when segregation was taking place. An effort has been underway to preserve the deeply rooted Carr’s […]