‘People cannot continue to feel unsafe:’ Senate president seeks to reassure Little Italy

Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson was back in Little Italy Tuesday night, after last month’s announcement with Gov. Larry Hogan on the security upgrades and investment funding for the neighborhood. Residents were pleased with Ferguson’s return while others were critical of the city’s response to the rise in crime.

Senate President Bill Ferguson, other lawmakers back Ivan Bates for city state’s attorney

Ferguson, who represents part of the city, said Baltimore needs “the right partner” to help create safer communities. “We are at a very critical time for the city of Baltimore,” Ferguson said. “It is everyone’s responsibility to find a way to create a safe community. At the end of the day, the state’s attorney is…

Maryland lawmakers could change gun law after Supreme Court’s ruling

Maryland House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County) and Senate President Bill Ferguson (D-Baltimore City) said in a joint statement that they would be reviewing the opinion but called universal concealed carry the “wrong answer” to address gun violence. “We will be reviewing the opinion and, if necessary, pass legislation that protects Marylanders and complies…

At Bill Signing, Top Leaders Celebrate Capital Budget, New Health Care and Public Safety Laws

“This is a very big deal,” said Ferguson. “It is the single biggest job-creating piece of legislation that we will jointly sign, and it was a true honor and pleasure … to enact a job creation capital budget that was mutually agreed upon and is an incredible incredible investment in the people of Maryland and…