BOWIE, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is scheduled to talk about a plan to create jobs.
Gansler, who is running in the Democratic primary for governor, is taking his plan to Prince George's County on Wednesday. He is scheduled to hold a roundtable discussion with business owners and workers at Jason's Family Barber Shop in Bowie.
Despite the recent bad weather the Streetscape project in Bethany Beach is still on track for completion by Memorial Day.
However, if there are further delays and the project is not finished by then Bethany Beach Vice Mayor Jack Gordon said that construction would be halted for the summer season and would resume later in the year.
Currently, almost all of the resort’s Garfield Parkway is blocked off .
Construction was started almost a year ago and is aimed at making the main road more accessible and safe for pedestrians.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- A Senate committee has approved Joseph Gill's nomination as secretary of Maryland's Department of Natural Resources. The issue will go to the Senate floor for final vote.
In a hearing lasting more than two hours Monday, the Senate Executive Nominations Committee voted 14-1 in Gill's favor. Three Senators abstained, intending to do more research and vote on the Senate floor.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Two of the Maryland House's more liberal Democrats are pushing for new protections against foreclosures: a six-month freeze on foreclosures and a ban on deficiency judgments.
Aisha Braveboy, a Prince George's County delegate running for attorney general, testified for the moratorium bill Thursday before the House Environmental Matters Committee. She said it could save homeowners struggling through bureaucratic delays with banks, such as lost paperwork.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A state report says a mistake with Maryland's defective health care exchange could cost the state $30.5 million.
The report made public Thursday by the Maryland Department of Legislative Services says the problem relates to Medicaid enrollees in the exchange. The report says the system is currently incapable of handling determinations of whether people remain eligible for Medicaid.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Measures to facilitate medical marijuana in Maryland will be getting a hearing.
A measure sponsored by Del. Cheryl Glenn and co-sponsored by 60 House members is scheduled to get a hearing in the House Health and Government Operations Committee on Friday, along with a bill sponsored by Del. Dan Morhaim, who authored the measure enacted last year to allow medical marijuana in Maryland.
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - A 20-foot bronze statue of swimming dolphins will soon be installed in Ocean City.
The Daily Times of Salisbury reports resort officials have approved preliminary plans for the statue, which would go at the mid-town entrance to the city.
Lauren Taylor, a member of the nonprofit Public Art Committee of the Ocean City Development Corp., says the statue of a trio of dolphins should be completed by June. It will go at 62nd Street and Coastal Highway near the base of the Route 90 bridge.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - The head judge of Delaware's Superior Court has rejected a request by state prosecutors to suspend all drug trials for 60 days pending an investigation of alleged evidence tampering at the state drug-testing lab.
Judge James Vaughn issued a directive Thursday saying he didn't believe a blanket stay of drug cases was warranted. But he also said that for trials scheduled for March involving evidence submitted to the testing lab, continuances will be granted upon prosecutors' request.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Federal officials are outlining proposed measures to shield endangered whales if seismic testing for oil and gas deposits is allowed along the Atlantic coast from Delaware to Florida.
The measures are contained in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's final environmental impact statement released Thursday. The so-called mitigation measures would include an exclusionary zone along the main migratory route for the endangered North Atlantic right whale, as well as other proposals intended to limit the impact on sea life.
Sonia Sanchez is an author, playwright and poet, who has been in the forefront of the Black Arts Movement. She has been won a number of prestigious awards including the Robert Frost Medal and Langston Hughes Poetry Award. Her books include Homecoming, Homegirls and Handgrenades and Morning Haiku. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with her during an appearance on the campus of Salisbury University.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware investigators say they are looking at a growing number of cases where drug evidence disappeared or was tampered with at the state drug lab.
The News Journal reports that investigators are now looking at 21 cases and the attorney general's office says the investigation is continuing. Defense attorneys in those cases were being notified Wednesday.
Officials say most of the 21 cases appear to have been closed. They come from all three counties and involve arrests between 2010 and 2013.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Implementation of the Common Core State Standards has been rocky and uneven across Maryland, and state officials want a new workgroup that would take a closer look at each district's needs.
Del. Eric Luedtke, a Montgomery County Democrat who teaches middle school, explained the need to his colleagues in the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.
Some schools are poorly positioned to administer standardized tests online and teach students computer skills. Some also need help preparing teachers for the new standards, Luedtke said.