Lawmakers, lobbyists and staff members in Maryland’s General Assembly detail sometimes-graphic incidents of sexual harassment in Annapolis in a new 38-page report from the Women’s Caucus.
Legislation that will allow rape victims to terminate the parental rights of their attackers was signed into law by the Maryland General Assembly Tuesday.
A bill would require that elementary students get at least 90 minutes of PE and 60 minutes of recess per week. But in Montgomery County, that would mean hiring an estimated 133 teachers.
Del. William Folden, a Frederick County Republican who is an active police officer, expressed the need for policy clarifications during a news conference Monday.
A new law requiring Maryland businesses with 15 or more employees to provide up to five days of earned paid sick leave is scheduled to go into effect on Sunday.
A debate over assigning gender to Maryland driver’s licenses boiled over Thursday as a legislator called a transgender woman “sir.”
Maryland’s General Assembly considers measures that would outlaw using elephants in certain animal acts. Another measure would ban funds for artificial turf fields or playgrounds. A third would add an “unspecified” gender-selection option on a driver’s license or ID.
Just three days before a new law requiring businesses to provide paid sick leave was to take effect, the Maryland Senate voted to delay it until July.
For Nina Smith, a dream job turned sour when she found herself dealing with the dirty jokes, suggestive comments and unwanted touching from male lawmakers in Annapolis.
Cash that will help police in Maryland shrink a backlog of digital evidence — which is often used to catch child predators — has finally started flowing. Meanwhile, there is momentum building in Annapolis to pass legislation that could better protect children from sexual abuse.
A Maryland lawmaker is drafting a bill that would ban tackling in football for children under the age of 14.
The Senate could debate the bill on the floor as early as Friday.
Three bills are intended to help Marylanders, who face a projected tax hit of nearly $1 billion due to the congressional vote to cut federal taxes.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is expected to make the entire budget public on Wednesday. Highlights include nearly $6.5 billion for K-12 education, a record amount for the state.
“We’re going to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and we’re going to do it by the year 2023,” said state Sen. Rich Madaleno, D-Montgomery County.