They came professionally dressed, some with bulging portfolios, others with the simple color-coded folders. And they were all looking for one thing: a job to fill as they wait for the partial government shutdown to end.
Standing with representatives from unions who do everything from inspecting aircraft to performing security checks, Cardin, a Democrat from Maryland, said “the mission that the people behind me carry out to make sure that we keep air traffic as safe as possible is being compromised by this partial shutdown.”
The 76-year-old Democrat, who’s entering his 33rd year as state Senate president, made clear he’d work as long as his health would allow. He’s the longest-serving state Senate president ever in Maryland and in the nation.
On the first day of the Maryland General Assembly, lawmakers got busy pitching ideas, including how to tackle big-ticket items such as education.
The president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, said the region’s record rainfall had a lot to do with the downgraded rating: “The record-breaking rainfall just brought too much pollution into the bay this year.”
The Supreme Court will also hear a North Carolina redistricting case. The two cases involve allegations that congressional districts were drawn in ways to give one party an advantage over the other.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday the designation of 149 struggling neighborhoods where federal dollars would be used to encourage investment in job creation, to be called “opportunity zones.”
Columbia Gas, owned by TransCanada, hopes to build a 3-mile long distribution line near Hancock to allow natural gas to be carried from Pennsylvania to West Virginia. Opponents worry the pipeline could threaten waterways and wetlands in the proposed right of way.
Under the plan unveiled by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, inspections of nine area waterways would occur more frequently. A change at the state level will be necessary to allow workers to enter private property in emergency situations.
Howard County’s executive introduced a plan Thursday to try to better protect historic Ellicott City from flooding while still preserving the character of Main Street.
The sound of bike bells — not sleigh bells — rang out on Capitol Hill as a group of volunteers offered season’s greetings and thanks to D.C. police for all the work they do all year.
Every year, garden clubs from all over Maryland decorate trees for display at Maryland’s State House throughout the holidays. Here’s a sampling of what visitors can expect to find. See photos.
After this year’s 2-8 season, the worst in the program’s history, Fred Kim said he got word that the coaching job was no longer his.
Maryland has eight public high schools that offer students career training in tech along with the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree — tuition-free — while still in high school.
The Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, also known as the Kirwan Commission for Chairman William “Brit” Kirwan, had proposed adding $4.4 billion to Maryland education spending. This week, lawmakers let members know that getting legislation through the General Assembly would be nearly impossible.
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