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Aug 02 2017
Panel hears of of Obamacare successes, perils in Maryland

A commission established to explore Maryland’s options to respond to a possible repeal of Obamacare heard an accounting of the program’s accomplishments in the state Tuesday as well as warnings about the effects of President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to dismantle... Read More >

Jul 25 2017
Fighting for fair drug prices

Contrary to Chester Davis Jr.’s recent commentary in this esteemed newspaper, Maryland’s new price-gouging law, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, will help thousands of Marylanders as they struggle to afford to pay for their prescription drugs (“Marylanders... Read More >

Jun 05 2017
Senate President & House Speaker Announce Appointments to the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release: June 2, 2017   For more information: Jeremy Baker             ... Read More >

Mar 31 2017
Hogan signs Metro safety bill in private ceremony

Gov. Larry Hogan signed into a law a bill that creates a new safety agency for the Washington-area Metro transit system, which should lead to the release of $4.8 million in federal aid that had been withheld. Hogan signed the bill Thursday afternoon in a private... Read More >

Mar 28 2017
Maryland joins Virginia in proposing talks to revise the Metro Compact

The push to reform Metro’s governance and financing is gaining a new backer, as the Maryland General Assembly prepares to join Virginia in formally proposing talks to revise the Metro Compact, legislators said Tuesday. Two Montgomery County lawmakers have inserted language in the... Read More >

Mar 26 2017
Stop drug price gouging

Drug price legislation announcement: The Maryland General Assembly will consider bills that would require drug companies to explain their prices and give notice of price hikes, as well as allow the attorney general to sue drug-makers for price-gouging. Although the legislation Attorney... Read More >

Mar 08 2017
Ticket resale bills taken up by State Legislators

Virginia and Maryland tackle ticket resale bills. A bill that prohibits companies from restricting the resale of tickets for entertainment and sporting events has passed in the Virginia State Legislature; a similar bill is working its way through the Maryland State Senate. Both versions... Read More >

Mar 03 2017
Paid sick leave cleared by key Md. Senate committee, where it died last year

A paid sick-leave measure, hailed by labor advocates but derided by business owners, was approved by a key Maryland Senate committee Friday, the first signal that Maryland could join the District and seven other states in requiring certain businesses to provide the benefit. The 8-to-4 vote... Read More >

Feb 17 2017
After veto override, renewable energy sourcing accelerates in Maryland

State lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Thursday to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill to increase the use of renewable energy in the state. The legislation, which will require utility companies in Maryland to buy more energy from sources such as wind turbines, solar panels and... Read More >

Jan 09 2017
Following concession, Va. and Md. legislatures expected to okay Metro safety body

A new Metro safety oversight commission is a step closer to happening as the Virginia and Maryland legislatures convene this week. Officials in both states had been concerned that the legislation would be delayed this year, but the plan got a boost after Virginia obtained a concession that... Read More >

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