Johns Hopkins University is again trying to convince the Maryland General Assembly that the university and other JHU institutions need a full-blown private police force for campus security – arguing that other prestigious private universities in cities like Baltimore have seen results with their campus police.
If passed, legal, permanent residents who served honorably in the U.S. military could apply. Currently, officer candidates must be U.S. citizens in Maryland.
House Bill 30 would ban searches of consumer genetic databases such as 23andMe or ancestry.com, where suspected criminals could be identified through family members who’ve uploaded their data to the websites.
The bill requires an application for a license to allow someone to identify as female, male or unspecified.
A Maryland lawmaker said the bottom line is that the current 911 system must be made more reliable and more resilient.
A new Goucher Poll asked Maryland residents about their opinions toward the direction of the state, the most important issue facing Maryland and their trust in state. Here are the results.
Maryland lawmakers are hearing bills that propose ways of dealing with privacy in police body camera footage and marijuana use in vehicles.
Six states and the District of Columbia have already raised the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21, and Virginia is on track to enact similar legislation.
In the last four months, the state police have appealed nearly two dozen decisions by the Handgun Permit Review Board, a panel that has attracted scrutiny from Democratic lawmakers for its tendency to issue handgun permits contrary to state police recommendations.
Democrats in the Maryland General Assembly are advancing a progressive agenda this year – and voters largely approve.
Alarmed by a study that shows millennials know little about the Holocaust, a Maryland state senator is urging his colleagues in the General Assembly to pass a bill that would require that a unit on the topic be included in schools.
Democratic Del. Lesley Lopez, who represents Montgomery County, testified on House Bill 343, which deals with penalties for drivers who pass stopped school buses on Maryland roadways.
It’s been talked about for several years, and now the state of Maryland and the Federal Highway Administration are conducting a $5 million study to look at where a new Chesapeake Bay Bridge crossing might work best, with more than a dozen options considered.
The House speaker and Senate president announced that the Maryland General Assembly will conduct a workplace climate survey as part of ongoing efforts to stop sexual harassment.
House Bill 307 would establish a commission to undertake a yearslong mission to document the known — and so far unknown — incidents of lynchings in the state of Maryland.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.