| May 8, 2012
| 10:34 AM
They twist and they turn. They break up communities. They sprawl across jurisdictional boundaries. And, in something akin to cellular mitosis, one has been divided into two entities that are miles apart.
"They" are the state legislative districts newly...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 3:53 PM
A Maryland Transit Administration decision to record the conversations of bus drivers and passengers to investigate crimes, accidents and poor customer service has come under attack from privacy advocates and state lawmakers who say it may go too far....
| Oct 22, 2012
| 9:45 AM
There's a famous scene in Robert Penn Warren's political novel, "All the Kings Men," where Willie Stark delivers a fiery speech telling the people that they have been lied to and that the political establishment was counting on them being a bunch of...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Lawyers for the state defended Maryland's new General Assembly districts Wednesday, telling Maryland's highest judges that while the map may not please everyone, it's legal and proper.
"Somebody can always draw a better map. That's not the issue,"...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The extra police officers sent to the Inner Harbor and downtown to combat unruly youths and crime this past weekend recorded 40 arrests, including more than 10 for drug possession, and two handguns seized.
It's a snapshot of crime covering a single,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 6:55 PM
A key senator announced his support for gay marriage legislation on Thursday, giving it enough votes to clear the upper chamber.
The declaration by Sen. James C. Rosapepe came shortly after a Senate committee approved an amended version of the...