ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a first-in-the-nation measure Monday to make it easier for people without health insurance to find out if they qualify for low-cost insurance...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has banned single-use food and drink containers made from polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam, becoming the first state to do so.
Maryland governor signs reform bill after player’s death
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — As the 2018 death of a University of Maryland football player continues to reverberate in political and academic circles, Gov. Larry Hogan signed legislation Tuesday to...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal agents raided the homes and City Hall offices of Baltimore's embattled mayor on Thursday amid dramatically widening investigations to determine whether she used bulk sales...
Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch laid to rest
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — With pomp and sorrow, Maryland's House Speaker Michael Busch was laid to rest Tuesday in Maryland's capital, with hundreds of mourners paying tribute to his life and legacy...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Michael Busch, a champion of the Chesapeake Bay and progressive causes during his record-tenure as Maryland's Democratic House speaker, battled for the environment up until...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has vetoed a bill that would establish five permanent oyster sanctuaries under state law.
The Republican governor announced the veto Thursday...
Maryland approves raising age to 21 to buy tobacco
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly has approved a bill to raise the age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21.
The House of Delegates voted 101-35 on Wednesday to send the measure to...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — In a countermeasure to a proposed Trump administration rule, Maryland would become the first state to stop participating in a federal family planning program known as Title...
Maryland lawmakers OK police force at Johns Hopkins
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Johns Hopkins University will be allowed to create its own armed police force, under a measure that received final approval by the Maryland General Assembly on Monday...
Maryland becomes sixth state to approve $15 minimum wage
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland became the sixth state in the nation on Thursday to approve a gradual minimum wage increase to $15 an hour.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan signed a measure Tuesday to enable federal employees in Maryland who must work without pay in a government shutdown to get unemployment benefits via...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's governor is urging congressional leaders to oppose cuts to Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts in President Donald Trump's budget.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — While Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan isn't completely ruling out a potential primary challenge to President Donald Trump, he said Thursday that currently "it doesn't make any...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — While Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan isn't completely ruling out a potential primary challenge to President Donald Trump, he says that currently "it doesn't make any sense at...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Harry R. Hughes, who prided himself on restoring public faith in the political process, died Wednesday. He was 92.
Potential challenger to Trump will head to NH next month
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will speak in New Hampshire next month as he weighs a primary challenge to President Donald Trump.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday that he doesn't yet believe President Donald Trump is vulnerable in a primary, but he's still considering launching a...
Calls growing for Maryland lawmaker to resign over slur
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland political leaders from both parties and civil rights groups made growing calls for the resignation of a Democratic state lawmaker on Wednesday, after she used a...
Gov. Hogan: No Trump primary challenge without major shift
WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he's not launching a primary challenge against President Donald Trump unless the president's political standing within his own party...
Ex-Gov. Weld likely not the last primary challenge to Trump
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, little-known on the national stage but well-respected among veterans in the GOP establishment, announced an exploratory committee for president on Friday, becoming the first Republican to move toward a serious primary challenge against President Donald Trump.
Hogan says he looks forward to more discussions with Amazon
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan says his administration has had preliminary discussions with Amazon, and he looks forward to meeting with the company again about potentially expanding to Maryland.
Hogan was asked at a news conference Thursday about the company's new headquarters, after Amazon announced it has abandoned plans for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city.
Maryland governor exits talks for new Redskins stadium
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan has abandoned talks to persuade the Washington Redskins to build its next stadium on a Maryland site currently owned by the federal government.
Maryland extends free transit for workers hit by shutdown
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland officials are extending free rides on many transit trains and buses for federal employees affected by the government shutdown.
The Maryland Department of Transportation announced Sunday that the free rides would continue through the end of service on Friday for federal employees who show their work ID. The services offering the rides include: MARC regional commuter trains, Commuter Bus, BaltimoreLink and Metro SubwayLink.
Reporters shown videos of teen’s fatal encounter with police
GREENSBORO, Md. (AP) — News reporters have viewed body camera footage of a black teenager's fatal encounter with a Maryland police officer, but officials aren't publicly releasing copies of the footage while the teen's death remains under investigation.
Maryland board OKs contract for Tubman and Douglass statues
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland board has approved a contract to put bronze statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass in the historic Maryland State House.
The Board of Public Works voted 3-0 for the $575,000 contract Wednesday for the statues of the Maryland-born abolitionists. Both Tubman and Douglass were born on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
The board is comprised of Gov. Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.
Lobbyist has lived through 11 gubernatorial inaugurations
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — When Len Lucchi attended his first gubernatorial inauguration as a bright-eyed 20-year-old in 1979, he had no idea the ceremonies would be a regular part of his career.
Cut to 40 years later: Lucchi stands on the Maryland State House lawn. The bleachers are up, the sound system blasts in the heart of Annapolis. He looks on as workers prep for the inauguration where Gov. Larry Hogan would officially begin his second term.
Jeb Bush to speak at Gov. Larry Hogan’s inauguration
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be one of the speakers at Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's inauguration.
Bush will introduce Hogan at Wednesday's inauguration on the northwest lawn of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland.
Hogan is the first Republican governor to be re-elected in Maryland since 1954. He is only the second Republican governor ever to be re-elected in the state's history.
Muslim group sues to block ‘No Boycott of Israel’ measure
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland's ban on contracting with businesses that boycott Israel tramples on the First Amendment rights of a software engineer who advocates for Palestinians, a Muslim civil rights group claims in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations' federal lawsuit seeks to block the state from enforcing an executive order that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed in October 2017.
Maryland, Delaware, Virginia governors all to speak at event
SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — The governors of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia will speak together at an event next month in Maryland, and the organization hosting says it's unprecedented for the area.
Maryland board votes against natural gas pipeline project
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A board of high-ranking Maryland officials on Wednesday rejected a proposed pipeline across the western part of the state that would carry natural gas produced in Pennsylvania to West Virginia.
Mayor eyes overhauling racetrack without moving Preakness
BALTIMORE (AP) — Endorsing a proposed $424 million overhaul of the Baltimore track that hosts the Preakness Stakes, Mayor Catherine Pugh says the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown wouldn't necessarily have to be relocated.
GOP governors minimize Trump impact on midterm losses
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Republican governors are minimizing any suggestion that voter discontent with President Donald Trump played a role in the midterm elections, where Democrats flipped seven governorships, took control of the U.S. House and picked up hundreds of state legislative seats.
Maryland governor says panel will redraw congressional map
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's governor says a "nonpartisan" emergency commission will be created to draw new boundaries for a congressional district.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan says the commission will craft a redistricting plan for its sixth congressional district that isn't tarnished by gerrymandering. In Maryland, Democrats were in charge of the last controversial redistricting.
Maryland’s GOP governor finding support from Democrats
FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — Maryland's popular Republican governor is earning enough support from Democrats and black voters in the state's largest jurisdictions to narrow the pathway to an upset sought by a challenger who led the nation's oldest civil rights organization.
Democratic challenger Ben Jealous, a former national president of the NAACP, needs big support from Democratic strongholds in the suburbs of the nation's capital and Baltimore to become Maryland's first black governor.
Maryland ’s Gov. Larry Hogan seeks a 2nd term
Report: Baltimore port sets new monthly record for autos
BALTIMORE (AP) — More than 65,000 cars and light trucks were shipped through Baltimore's bustling port in August.
The Baltimore Sun reports August's total set a new monthly auto record for the state-owned terminals. The mid-Atlantic city's port is considered the country's top terminal for automobiles.
Joseph Tydings, former US senator from Maryland, dies at 90
WASHINGTON (AP) — A champion of liberal causes and public service, former U.S. Sen. Joseph D. Tydings has died at 90.
Gov. Larry Hogan mourned Tydings' death Monday in a statement praising his corruption prosecutions and ordered flags lowered in his honor.
News outlets report the Maryland Democrat died of cancer in Washington. Daughter Mary Tydings says he was surrounded by family and cloaked in a University of Maryland blanket.
Democrat Ben Jealous struggles in blue Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Ben Jealous compared his decisive Maryland Democratic primary victory in June to climbing the world's second-highest mountain — a prelude, he hopes, to ascending the state's political Mount Everest to knock off popular Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Instead, Jealous has had to reverse course in recent weeks after some highly publicized missteps.
Judge to lead panel examining corrupt Baltimore police unit
BALTIMORE (AP) — A retired U.S. judge will lead a commission tasked with examining how a group of corrupt Baltimore cops were allowed to run rampant for years before federal investigators brought them down.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday that retired U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams Jr. will chair the seven-member "Commission to Restore Trust in Policing."
The legislative panel was created to examine operations and investigations of the out-of-control Gun Trace Task Force.
Maryland’s highest court upholds juvenile life sentences
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's highest court has upheld life sentences for juveniles.
The Court of Appeals ruled 4-3 that Maryland law provides a juvenile offender serving a life sentence with a "meaningful opportunity" to obtain release based on demonstrated maturity and rehabilitation. In its ruling Wednesday, the court cited state law, parole commission regulations and an executive order by Gov. Larry Hogan.
Attorney general seeks to preserve cross-shaped memorial
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to preserve a cross-shaped memorial on public land which serves to honor the men killed in World War I.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — After a week of heavy rain, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has a message for states upstream of the Chesapeake Bay: step up and take responsibility for the sediment and debris pouring into the nation's largest estuary.
The Republican governor described the situation as "an economic and ecological crisis" in remarks before a state board meeting on Wednesday, where other state officials decried the trees, tires and garbage floating in the bay.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT):
The largest U.S. doctors' group, the American Medical Association, is urging the Trump administration to end promptly the practice of separating children from their migrating families at the southern border.
The AMA's chief executive officer, Dr. James Madara, writes in a letter that families seeking refuge in the U.S. "already endure emotional and physical stress" and that separation only makes it worse.