| Jan 12, 2012
| 5:27 PM
While Maryland has been ratcheting up aid to local school systems, state education officials say that seven counties aren't paying their share and are failing to fund schools this year at the minimum level required under state law.
| Oct 17, 2012
| 4:29 PM
General Assembly analysts released estimates Wednesday painting a much grimmer picture of the impact of a continued federal budget impasse than the O'Malley administration did less than a month ago.
In a presentation to legislature's fiscal committees,...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:41 AM
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller has asked members of his Democratic caucus to set aside May 14 and 15 for what he hopes will be a two-days-and-out special session to revive a tax increase bill that died the last night of the regular session and...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 5:05 PM
The General Assembly's joint ethics committee has recommended unanimously that the Senate censure Sen. Ulysses Currie, once a powerful committee chairman, for failing to disclose that he was being paid to represent a grocery chain before state agencies....
| Aug 16, 2012
| 5:22 PM
When the legislature went to work on Gov. Martin O'Malley's gambling bill, one of the first provisions to be rolled back was a sweeping ban on political contributions from casino interests.
As introduced, the bill would have prevented everyone from a...
| Aug 19, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malleyexplained his headlong push for expanded gambling in Maryland as an attempt to end debate on the issue once and for all — at least for as long as he is governor. But the legislature may have sabotaged that hope through an...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 6:31 PM
Maryland income taxes would rise and a split in teacher pension costs with local governments would be phased in over four years instead of one, under changes to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget plan approved Thursday by the Senate Budget and...
| Mar 17, 2010
Western Maryland slots proponents came to Annapolis on Tuesday with a dire message: Sweeten the deal for Rocky Gap or nobody will want to build a casino there. Without a slots casino, the state-owned facility will go belly up and millions of dollars...
| May 1, 2010
In this year of hyper-partisan political rhetoric, County Council chairwoman Courtney Watson, a Democrat, has struck a different note in her re-election campaign.
Cindy Ardinger, the campaign manager whom Watson introduced at her hotel fundraiser April...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 5:00 AM
The passage late last month of a gay marriage bill in New York has renewed hope among advocates in Maryland who were disappointed by the narrow defeat of similar legislation here this year. New York's law doubled the number of people living in states...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 3:00 AM
At an appearance before a business group in Howard County, state Sen. Edward Kasemeyer recently made a comment that he'd like to see Maryland's corporate tax rolled back from the current 8.25 percent by one-quarter of a percentage point per year for...