| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley achieved a long-sought victory Monday night as the General Assembly gave final approval to his bill to encourage development of a wind energy industry featuring dozens of giant turbines off the state's Atlantic coast.
| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget for next year was approved by the Senate after an unusually brief debate Wednesday in a sign of the state's improved fiscal condition.
Senators voted 42-5 to pass the $36.8 billion budget and send it to a conference...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget for next year sailed through the Senate on Wednesday after an unusually brief debate, seen by some as a sign of the state's improved fiscal condition.
Senators voted 42-5 to pass the $36.8 billion budget and send it to a...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 6:59 PM
When Peggy Young became pregnant with her third child, she said a supervisor told her she was a liability and not to come back to work as a UPS package delivery driver in Landover until she had the baby.
"I was very upset because I wanted to work; I...
| 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...