| Oct 12, 2011
| 10:19 AM
Since a redistricting commission presented its plans for new congressional maps to Gov. Martin O'Malley, two groups have been particularly vocal in their complaints that it dilutes minority votes: African-American and Hispanic Democrats, and Republican...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 6:09 PM
A congressional map drafted by Maryland Democrats drew more opposition Wednesday as Republican leaders offered alternative proposals, the state NAACP requested changes and the O'Malley administration released 600 comments — mostly critical —...
| 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...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 6:21 PM
Maryland's Senate passed a landmark measure Thursday evening that would allow same-sex couples to wed, pushing the controversial issue to the House of Delegates, which appears nearly evenly split on the issue.
The Senate voted 25-21 to approve the...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 4:55 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley fielded skeptical questions from lawmakers about three of his top environmental initiatives Tuesday as he appealed to them to approve bills aimed at promoting offshore wind energy, limiting development and improving water and sewer...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:32 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's bill to legalize same-sex marriage quickly won approval in the Maryland Senate Thursday night. The measure now needs the governor's signature.
Cheers erupted in the Senate chambers after the 25-22 vote was read out loud and the...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 12:48 PM
If you hold a gathering of more than 50 boats in Maryland waters after June 1, you can expect to pay a "marine gathering permit fee" — the amount yet to be determined — under legislation proposed by the O'Malley administration.
| Mar 1, 2012
| 6:03 AM
David R. Craig, the two-term Republican Harford County executive, doesn't plan to make a formal announcement of his plans for 2014 until after next year's General Assembly session, but all the signs point to a run for the GOP nomination for governor....
| Mar 6, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Republican senators sent strong signals Tuesday that they intend to put up a fight over a bill that would ban smoking in a vehicle occupied by a child under 8 -- a proposal some GOP lawmakers see as an intrusion into people's private space.
| 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....
| May 15, 2012
| 9:30 AM
The Maryland Senate passed an income tax increase and a shift of some of the cost of teacher pensions to the counties Tuesday, averting more than $500 million in so-called Doomsday budget cuts that otherwise would have taken effect July 1.