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  • Proposed congressional map draws more criticism

    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 —...
  • Foes, supporters clash over Plan Maryland

    To its supporters, Gov. Martin O'Malley's Plan Maryland is a long-overdue effort to bring Maryland's disparate programs to promote Smart Growth under one consolidated plan with an agreed-upon set of rules. To its detractors, the plan is a naked power grab...
  • O'Malley growth control program PlanMaryland takes effect

    Gov. Martin O'Malley's PlanMaryland, which has become the subject of bitter opposition in parts of rural Maryland, is now official state policy for managing growth. At a ceremony that included two of his Democratic predecessors, O'Malley formally...
  • So much to do: Annapolis Democrats push ambitious agenda

    So much to do: Annapolis Democrats push ambitious agenda
    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...
  • Miller, Busch warn counties to maintain school spending

    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-...
  • O'Malley floats sales tax increase

    O'Malley floats sales tax increase
    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...
  • Miller promises GOP a bridge, even without gas tax votes

    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...
  • Maryland tolls playing catch-up

    Maryland tolls playing catch-up
    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...
  • O'Malley proposes extra $15 million to help build rental housing, create jobs

    O'Malley proposes extra $15 million to help build rental housing, create jobs
    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,...
  • Labor wants guaranteed role in wind-power plan

    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...
  • O'Malley to unveil new approach to wind power

    Gov. Martin O'Malley is to unveil today a new approach to promoting offshore wind power that he hopes the General Assembly will find easier on consumers than last year's plan. The new approach borrows ideas from a New Jersey bill signed by Republican Gov....