| Mar 25, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Maryland could become one of a handful of states that grant special driver's licenses to illegal immigrants under legislation garnering strong support in Annapolis.
The bill, passed by the Senate on Monday, would expand and make permanent an existing...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Legislation that would undo a court ruling labeling pit bulls as inherently
dangerous appeared increasingly imperiled as the Senate and House dug in their heels on conflicting positions Tuesday.
By a 40-6 vote, the full Senate rejected an effort by...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Taking a hard line on the owner's responsibility for a pet's behavior, the state Senate on Thursday unanimously passed its version of a bill intended to reverse a court decision declaring pit bulls an inherently dangerous breed.
Senate passage sets up...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Maryland senators alternatively questioned, challenged and heralded Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun-control bill for more than two hours Tuesday, a prelude to a debate expected to stretch through the week as lawmakers wrestle over whether to...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 7:08 PM
The centerpiece of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun control bill survived the Maryland Senate intact Wednesday, though opponents vowed to keep fighting the proposal to give the state some of the nation’s strictest gun laws.
A new licensing...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 6:32 PM
The Maryland Senate approved a sweeping gun-control bill Thursday that would give the state one of the strictest firearm laws in the country.
The contentious issue moved immediately to the House of Delegates, where the chamber's first public hearing...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 6:04 PM
When the marathon ended Thursday, when Maryland senators voted decisively to pass a sweeping gun control bill, Sen. Brian Frosh kissed his wife.
Then he hugged the governor's chief lobbyist. In the marbled gallery of the State House, a gun control...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 9:51 AM
The Senate paused its debate of a bill that would make Maryland the 18th state in the nation to eliminate the death penalty after advocates of repeal won a key test vote.
Senators voted 27-19 Friday to reject an amendment that would have created an...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 4:14 PM
The governor's bill to repeal Maryland's death penalty survived a key vote Friday in the state Senate.
After an emotional debate, senators voted 27-19 to defeat an amendment that would have kept capital punishment for murders committed along with other...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Efforts to end Maryland's death penalty moved forward late Monday as the Senate squashed attempts to retain the death penalty for what one senator called "the worst of the worst."
Senators resumed an emotional debate they left off Friday evening,...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The Maryland Senate voted Wednesday to make Maryland the 18th state to abolish the death penalty, putting Gov. Martin O'Malley one step closer to a significant legislative victory.
The 27-20 vote sent the bill to the House of Delegates, where repeal...