ANNAPOLIS — A bipartisan group of state senators is pushing to reform Maryland’s property seizure laws, facing an uphill battle as state police argue that they will have a tougher time combatting a growing heroin epidemic without the funds they collect.
More than 150 people packed themselves into a D.C. Council hearing Thursday night to voice support for a bill that would provide city workers with 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave, saying they would be forced to choose between their jobs and their families’ health without the legislation.
Gov. Larry Hogan released a supplemental budget with money for a blight-elimination plan in Baltimore on Thursday.
Oh, goodie. There’s a real battle brewing where there once was a mere race for the Ward 7 seat on the D.C. Council.
Democrats in the General Assembly said Wednesday that they will try to expand gun controls this year, hoping to build on some of the nation’s toughest laws by banning firearms on college campuses and requiring a process for those convicted of domestic violence to turn in their guns.
The son of a gunman who fatally shot two Maryland sheriff’s deputies before he was killed in a shootout says his father was a heavy drinker with emotional problems, but never spoke poorly of police.
The fiscal 2017 federal budget would fund the completion the Homeland Security Department complex in Ward 8 and allow the District to regulate the sale of marijuana.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) released Wednesday their first-ever report on the number of times ignition interlocks have stopped drunken drivers across the nation.
Maryland appeals court judges were skeptical of whether a lower court judge knew he was authorizing police to deploy a secret cellphone tracking system to help find a shooting suspect when police asked him to sign off on an order typically used to obtain less specific phone location data.
The Maryland Senate on Tuesday overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s final veto from last year on legislation that would allow felons to vote before they complete probation or parole.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Tuesday outlined plans to close the homeless shelter at the former D.C. General Hospital and replace it with smaller facilities in every ward, receiving broad support from the D.C. Council even though one lawmaker said his ward has too many shelters.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Tuesday that she doesn’t know if she can back a pared-down proposal to provide 12 weeks of paid medical and family leave to city workers, a policy that would be the country’s most generous.