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  • Md. Senate passes gun control bill

    Md. Senate passes gun control bill
    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...
  • Soft-spoken champion of gun control gets job done

    Soft-spoken champion of gun control gets job done
    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...
  • Death penalty repeal clears a key test vote in Senate

    Death penalty repeal clears a key test vote in Senate
    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...
  • Death penalty repeal survives test in Senate

    Death penalty repeal survives test in Senate
    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...
  • Death penalty repeal effort survives in Senate

    Death penalty repeal effort survives in Senate
    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,...
  • Senate votes to repeal death penalty

    Senate votes to repeal death penalty
    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...
  • Campaign finance reform passes Senate

    Campaign finance reform passes Senate
    The Senate gave its  approval Wednesday to a comprehensive campaign finance reform bill after refusing to strip out a provision letting counties set up their own public-financing systems.  The measure, which passed on a 45-2 vote, would need to be...
  • O'Malley signs offshore wind bill

    After his most successful legislative session in two terms, Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday signed a long-sought bill to promote development of an offshore wind industry near Ocean City, among several other measures he hailed as job creators. Just...
  • O'Malley signs wind bill, other jobs measures

    O'Malley signs wind bill, other jobs measures
    After his most successful legislative session in two terms, Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday signed a long-sought bill to promote development of an offshore wind industry near Ocean City, among several other measures he hailed as job creators....
  • Session behind him, O'Malley says he'll think about whether to run for president

    Session behind him, O'Malley says he'll think about whether to run for president
    With a productive General Assembly session behind him, Gov. Martin O'Malley said Wednesday that he will use the second half of the year to consider whether to run for the White House. "I need to be spending a lot more energy and time giving serious...
  • City suspends speed camera tickets amid new mistakes

    City suspends speed camera tickets amid new mistakes
    Baltimore officials announced Tuesday that they have suspended the city's troubled speed camera program amid fresh reports of erroneous tickets, this time involving a new multimillion-dollar camera network. The Baltimore Sun found that a recently...