| 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...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Opponents of a measure to repeal the death penalty in Maryland said Friday they fell short of their goal to collect enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot in the 2014 election.
Del. Neil C. Parrott, one of the leaders of the effort, said...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 7:03 PM
Expressing confidence that "the will is there" in the General Assembly to do away with capital punishment, Gov. Martin O'Malley predicted Tuesday that Maryland voters would uphold a decision to repeal the death penalty.
As expected, O'Malley announced...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Advertisements praising Maryland's new gun control law will appear on Baltimore-area televisions soon after the measure is signed Thursday — the first volley in a two-pronged effort to defend the legislation and the politicians who voted for it....
| May 3, 2013
| 3:51 PM
A Republican Washington County delegate, with help from Democrats, is mounting a challenge to the repeal of the death penalty, a measure that was signed into law by Gov. Martin O’Malley earlier this week.
Neil C. Parrott, R-Washington, announced...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Federal Hill resident Sean O'Connor wants to fact-check the automated speed camera ticket that he got in Baltimore County. But he can't.
"It is not precise enough," said O'Connor, 27, who got the ticket in September alleging he was traveling 47 mph on...
| Apr 9, 2013
Police could pull you over for talking on a hand-held phone while driving. Some patients could legally use marijuana. And veterans would get a new assist in getting jobs under legislation approved by the Maryland General Assembly on its final day.
| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:28 AM
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...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 5:07 PM
By now, Del. Samuel I. Rosenberg says he expected big news from the Housing Authority of Baltimore City — that it had found a way to resolve the millions of dollars in court-ordered judgments it owes former public housing residents who suffered lead...