| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:25 AM
The number of candidates who have officially filed to run for statewide office has grown by two with the addition of Comptroller Peter Franchot for re-election and Del. C. William Frick for attorney general. Both are Democrats.
Franchot, who is...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Three Democratic candidates for governor made their pitches to an influential labor group Monday, each promising to step up efforts to create high-paying union jobs in Maryland.
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Overshadowed by the increasingly active campaign for governor, the four Democrats running to succeed Douglas F. Gansler at attorney general got their moment of attention Monday as they appeared before construction union members to seek labor support....
| Apr 4, 2013
| 9:57 AM
The House of Delegates voted Wednesday to give Maryland one of the toughest gun laws in the nation, passing a bill that would ban the sale of assault-type weapons, set a 10-bullet limit on magazines and require fingerprints and a license to buy a handgun....
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:41 AM
In addition to an extension of the Homestead Tax Credit application deadline, several other pieces of legislation relevant to homeowners passed both chambers of the General Assembly during the most recent session, which ended earlier this month.
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:20 PM
The Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld Maryland's long-standing but unusual way of handling negligence cases, which bars plaintiffs who are found to be even 1 percent at fault from winning payouts.
Judge John C. Eldridge, writing for the 5-2 majority,...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Authorities are warning that a ruling by Maryland's highest court could take away a powerful weapon in the fight against crime: the state's mandatory five-year, no-parole sentence for gun possession by certain convicted felons.
The Court of Appeals...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Marking a generational shift in Baltimore County politics, Del. John A. Olszewski Jr. is scheduled to announce Tuesday that he's running for the Dundalk-area Maryland Senate seat held by Sen. Norman R. Stone Jr. for almost 50 years.
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The race to become Maryland's next attorney general started Monday as Del. Jon S. Cardin, a Baltimore County Democrat, became the first candidate to formally launch a campaign.
Emphasizing what he promised to be the theme of his bid, Cardin announced...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:19 AM
State Sen. Brian E. Frosh, a veteran liberal Democrat from Montgomery County, announced his candidacy for attorney general today, saying he wants to be "the people's lawyer.
“In a world where powerful special interests seem to get all the breaks,...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Maryland's judiciary is urging the General Assembly to streamline the state's system for setting or denying bail for criminal defendants, replacing the current two-step process with a single hearing before a judge most of the time.
A task force...