| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:04 PM
At least six General Assembly incumbents were trailing opponents after early primary returns Tuesday evening — but many incumbents were turning back tough challenges.
With early results reported from polls across the state, state Sen. James...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:58 PM
For the first time in two decades, Baltimore County doesn't have a favorite son or daughter in the governor's race. All the more reason why candidates seeking Maryland's top office are fighting for the votes of county residents.
"Baltimore County is...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The Maryland General Assembly approved legislation Thursday that will provide new protections for motorists from erroneous tickets and other speed camera abuses, sending the bill to the governor for his expected signature.
The compromise measure —...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Convicted double murderer John Booth-El died in prison over the weekend, but a thorny debate outlived him: What should happen to the four other death-row inmates in legal limbo after the repeal of Maryland's capital punishment law?
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Transgender people and their advocates urged a panel of senators Tuesday to help make Maryland the 18th state to protect them from discrimination in housing, at work and in public places.
Lawmakers have considered expanding anti-discrimination laws to...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Parents who have fought for years to get an elected school board in Baltimore County have won key support for a compromise measure that is given a good chance of passage in the General Assembly.
The county's House and Senate delegations voted...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 12:11 PM
A hard truth about being Baltimore's mayor is that there is almost never a good time to declare progress. Whenever there is good news to report, it will almost inevitably collide with a fresh tragedy.
That's what happened to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Local governments and police on Wednesday attacked a sweeping proposal to change Maryland's speed camera law.
During the first hearing on whether to revamp a law that has been lucrative for local governments but also has sparked concerns about fairness,...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:21 PM
The General Assembly took an important step toward repealing Maryland's death penalty Thursday night when a key committee, for the first time in decades, approved a bill to end capital punishment.
The Senate Judicial Proceedings committee voted 6-5 to...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 9:07 AM
The Maryland Senate gave its answer to the old question of "what do you with a drunken sailor" by voting to bring people who operate sailboats while intoxicated under the same law as power boat operators.
Senators voted 37-8 to add sail-only vessels...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:42 PM
A bill to ban the Maryland Transit Administration's practice of recording conversations on its buses has been filed by two state senators.
James Brochin, a Baltimore County Democrat, and Allan Kittleman, a Republican representing Howard and Carroll...