| Feb 26, 2012
| 1:58 PM
The first 45 days of the General Assembly session were dominated by talk of marriage. The theme for the second half is shaping up to be money — and there's not enough of it.
Thursday's Senate vote approving same-sex marriage in Maryland came on the...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:24 AM
Advocates for the rehabilitation of people with criminal records will rally and lobby in Annapolis Thursday for measures that would help released inmates avoid homelessness and assimilate back into their communities.
Two nonprofits, the Job Opportunities...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 6:36 PM
Baltimore's once-hefty delegation in the state legislature is due to slim down again when new political boundaries are drawn this year: The city is guaranteed to lose at least part of one of its six legislative districts.
And while any part of the...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 4:55 PM
Mayoral candidate state Sen. Catherine E. Pugh said Thursday she would audit police statistics, implement a program to seize guns from young people and create a watch list of children most likely to become involved in violence.
"If we're going to solve...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 5:59 AM
State Sen. James Brochin suggested Wednesday that a surcharge could be used to help the Housing Authority of Baltimore City pay nearly $12 million in court-ordered judgments that it owes former public housing tenants who suffered lead-paint poisoning...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 6:38 PM
The city mailed sample ballots out this week to remind registered voters of the primary election coming up on Sept. 13.
Trouble is, the forms are telling them to go to the polls Sept. 3.
"I think the error is going to mislead a lot of people," said...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 8:20 PM
The Roosevelt Recreation Center on Aug. 23 looked like a voting precinct on Election Day.
Although the Democratic and Republican primaries aren't until Sept. 13 and Roosevelt isn't a voting place, it was the center of attention — and campaign signs...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 10:16 PM
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her husband collected homestead tax credits on two separate properties before she became mayor of Baltimore, in violation of a state rule that prohibits married couples from claiming the break on more than one residence,...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 8:17 PM
Just days before early voting begins in Baltimore's mayoral primary, candidates squared off on police scandals, the high crime rate and school cheating issues in a fast-paced televised debate Monday night.
Maryland Public Television and Fox 45 co-...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 8:44 AM
Mayoral challengers assailed incumbent Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in a vitriolic candidate forum Tuesday night, accusing her of burying Baltimoreans in burdensome taxes and funneling too much money to developers.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters,...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 11:45 AM
With less than two weeks to go before the Baltimore mayoral primary, things are starting to get ugly.
A debate last night sponsored by the League of Women Voters, WYPR and The Baltimore Sun — the last one Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has agreed...