| Jun 2, 2011
| 6:34 PM
The Maryland Transportation Authority moved a step closer to raising its tolls to the levels paid elsewhere around the country when its board formally proposed the largest increases in the state's history.
Board members gave preliminary approval Thursday...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 10:31 PM
The Maryland General Assembly's regular 90-day session ended in disarray Monday at midnight as legislators failed to approve an income tax measure to which their leaders had agreed.
The lack of action meant that a so-called "doomsday" budget —...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 9:10 PM
In a move aimed at helping Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts, the General Assembly adopted a bill late last night mandating that Maryland's largest localities, including Baltimore city and its suburbs, levy fees on their residents to pay for...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Democratic lawmakers limped out of Annapolis Tuesday having enacted a "doomsday" budget that slashes spending for education and other services they do not want to cut — and with no clear plan on how to fix a political mess of their own making....
| Apr 20, 2012
| 3:16 PM
Former state Sen. Walter M. Baker, who had served in the legislature representing the upper Eastern Shore for more than two decades and also had been a Cecil County attorney, died Tuesday of complications from diabetes at Christiana Hospital in Delaware....
| Jan 8, 2012
| 1:50 PM
Democratic leaders in Annapolis have compiled a "To Do" list for the next three months that includes raising taxes and changing the definition of marriage. Some also want to close off big chunks of Maryland to development and open even more casinos in the...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 5:30 PM
CAMBRIDGE — The legislature's Democratic leaders scolded county officials Friday for failing to keep up their end of the bargain to fund K-12 education, raising the possibility that the General Assembly will revisit the state's landmark school-...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 8:58 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday floated the idea of adding one cent to the sales tax to address Maryland's budget problems, saying the money would give the state "flexibility" to pay for programs and to borrow more for road projects.
"If I had my...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Sen. Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., in an expansive mood after being elected president of that chamber for the 26th straight year by a unanimous vote, vowed Wednesday to deliver money for a replacement bridge in a Republican senator's district whether or not...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 3:53 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley is proposing a $15 million increase in the state's program to help build affordable rental housing, saying the bump would leverage $285 million in private investment and create 1,100 jobs in Maryland.
Surrounded by housing advocates,...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Organized labor wants a guaranteed role in the offshore wind project Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to propose — and the unions want it in writing.
The demand by construction unions is the latest hurdle for O'Malley's effort to spur the...