| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:21 PM
The General Assembly took an important step toward repealing Maryland's death penalty Thursday night when a key committee, for the first time in decades, approved a bill to end capital punishment.
The Senate Judicial Proceedings committee voted 6-5 to...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:41 PM
The fallout from last week's Senate hearing on Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun legislation continued this week with a proposal from the Senate minority leader intended to make sure everyone who wants to testify on a high-profile bill can.
Sen. E. J. Pipkin...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:49 AM
The Maryland Senate turned back efforts Thursday to allow taping of committee voting sessions and to make it more likely that people who come to Annapolis to testify on bills will be heard.
On the recommendation of the Rules Committee, senators...
| May 20, 2012
| 1:39 PM
State Sen. Jamie Raskin likens the prospect of being called back to Annapolis for another special session to the plight of a middle school student being told on the last day of classes that he has to attend summer school.
But the Montgomery County...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 12:14 PM
CHESAPEAKE BEACH — Doug Raines likes to travel by boat to his favorite gambling spot. He ties up at a marina outside Abner's Crab House and finds a seat in the "game room," where he pumps cash into one of the establishment's 100 slotlike machines....
| Nov 18, 2011
| 1:48 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley has revived a simmering political dispute over the University of Maryland law school's role in a lawsuit accusing an Eastern Shore farm and the Perdue poultry company of polluting a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.
In a letter that...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 5:55 PM
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. testified Wednesday on behalf of state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie, calling him "a gentleman" and "very friendly."
Ehrlich, a Republican, and Currie, a Democrat, were elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1986, a...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 6:06 PM
The No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives called Ulysses S. Currie a "decent, honest person." A former governor said he is "a gentleman." And Maryland's lieutenant governor described him as a "man of strong integrity."
It was an outpouring fit...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 5:35 PM
What does it take to get a bribery conviction in Maryland? State Sen. Ulysses Currie, who took a quarter-million dollars from a grocery store chain to advocate on its behalf, and who told no one about the arrangement, was just found not guilty on...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 7:27 PM
The General Assembly deadlocked Tuesday night over legislation that would have overruled a widely criticized court decision labeling pit bulls as inherently dangerous, apparently killing the bill in this summer's special session.
| Aug 17, 2012
| 4:41 PM
OCEAN CITY – Potential candidates for governor in 2014 flocked here this week to raise cash, mingle with other elected officials and line up support for their likely campaigns.
On the Democratic side, at least five potential contenders for the...