Temperatures will rise into the 70s today, but with rain and afternoon storms possible. The weekend will be sunny with highs in the mid 60s.
Programming note – Baltimore Rex will take a short break next week, back on Friday, April 17th.
It’s Opening Day at Camden Yards. The game against the Blue Jays starts at 3:05. If you’re headed to the game, you should know that new MLB security guidelines mean you’ll be going through a metal detector on the way in. Officials will be keeping an eye on the potential for storms today.
State lawmakers voted to move next year’s primary election back a few weeks to April 26, 2016. Supporters of the move cited a conflict with early voting starting the same day as Easter. Baltimore’s municipal elections (including mayor and city council seats) would move, too.
The General Assembly also approved extending infertility benefits to same-sex couples.
Gov. Hogan and state House Speaker Michael Busch aren’t any closer to an agreement about the state’s 2016 budget. The current standoff is focused on $75 million that House Democrats want to divert from going into the state’s pension fund, instead restoring education funding cut from Baltimore and Prince George’s County in Hogan’s budget and giving state employees a 2% cost-of-living raise. The legislative session ends Monday, but Hogan authorized a 10-day extension focused on the budget if an agreement is not met.
A sewage overflow dumped 23,000 gallows of raw waste into East Baltimore’s Armistead Run on Wednesday night before being pinched off by the city’s Department of Public Works.
Reggae, beer, and plenty of baseball in Baltimore magazine’s weekend lineup.