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Apr 30 2018
Hogan signs bills for dedicated Metro funding, Amazon HQ2 incentives

NORTH BETHESDA, Md. — After taking a brief ride on Metro’s Red Line, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan arrived at Strathmore’s concert hall in North Bethesda to sign a number of bills, two of which could generate massive economic growth. One bill will provide dedicated funding to... Read More >

Apr 09 2018
Maryland lawmakers reach deal on medical marijuana licenses, making more minority owners likely

The Maryland House and Senate have reached an agreement on the thorny issue of expanding the state’s nascent medical marijuana cultivating industry to give minorities an ownership role. The House of Delegates on Saturday approved a compromise measure by a wide... Read More >

Apr 03 2018
With One Week Left, Medical Marijuana Progresses in Annapolis

The Legislative Black Caucus announces its priorities at the beginning of this year's General Assembly session. At the top of the list is bringing African American-owned growers into Maryland's medical marijuana industry. A bill intended to diversify Maryland’s... Read More >

Mar 08 2018
METRO FUNDING MEASURE ADVANCES; ADVOCATES ARE ‘CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC’

The Maryland House of Delegates gave tentative approval on Wednesday to a measure that would give the Washington, D.C.-area’s Metro system the first dedicated source of funding in its history. Paul Wiedefeld, Metro general manager The measure would give Metro $150 million... Read More >

Mar 02 2018
Children are killed for insurance money. Maryland is doing something about it.

IT IS easy — some would say criminally easy — to buy insurance on the life of a child. Only a few states have put in place any rules to guard against fraud and evil intent. Maryland may add its name to that group as the General Assembly appears poised to give final approval to... Read More >

Feb 28 2018
A Big Divergence Is Coming in Health Care Among States

 As the Trump administration chips away at Obamacare, some states are building it back up. Image A protester in Los Angeles last year. This year, political leaders in California are weighing options for replacing the individual health mandate that was eliminated by... Read More >

Feb 21 2018
Hopes run high for historic Metro deals in Maryland and Virginia, but crucial details remain unresolved

February 21, 2018 Corporate executives and union leaders. Chamber of commerce presidents and environmentalists. Civic leaders from both the Washington suburbs and Baltimore. All favored giving Metro more state money. The unanimity was a sign of the political momentum in Maryland,... Read More >

Feb 21 2018
Trump's latest effort to undermine the ACA makes Maryland action all the more crucial

February 20, 2018 If the Trump administration’s goal was to increase the ranks of the uninsured, it could scarcely have thought of a better policy than the one it announced Tuesday, in which it expands the short-term insurance plans that are exempt from Affordable Care... Read More >

Feb 21 2018
General Assembly weighs bill to require Marylanders to buy health insurance

February 20, 2018 Responding to the federal repeal of the individual mandate requiring everyone to have health insurance, Maryland lawmakers are considering legislation that would impose the requirement at the state level. “We need to find some way to stabilize the individual... Read More >

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