| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Workers in Maryland would be guaranteed seven paid sick days a year under a bill introduced Thursday in Annapolis, eliminating what advocates say is an "impossible choice" that thousands of mostly low-wage employees are forced to make between preserving...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Sundays in Baltimore County, even Super Bowl Sundays, are not what they could be, says business owner David Trone, operator of Beltway Fine Wine & Spirits in Towson.
Trone is hoping the hoopla over the Ravens vs. 49ers will help consumers focus on...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 5:34 PM
A Western Maryland paper mill and several others in the region have collected millions of dollars over the past eight years by taking advantage of an obscure provision in a state law that is supposed to encourage the development of wind, solar and other...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 10:02 AM
In a bid to boost recycling and reduce litter, a trio of lawmakers announced plans Monday to push for legislation that would levy a refundable nickel deposit on every beverage container sold in Maryland.
But the announcement drew prompt opposition from...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 6:04 PM
Baltimore County residents and lawmakers who want to add elected members to the county school board are gearing up for a familiar push as the legislative session nears, and they say they are better organized this time around.
With state lawmakers set...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 6:22 PM
As Baltimore City education and political leaders prepare to present a $2.4 billion facilities plan in Annapolis next legislative session, officials in Baltimore County said they are eyeing a similar approach to repair their school infrastructure....
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Legislation that would have phased out millions in ratepayer-financed subsidies for mostly out-of-state paper mills died in a House committee Friday, just a day after the Senate passed a companion measure.
The House version of the so-called "black...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:31 PM
The House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a $1.1 billion plan Friday to rebuild Baltimore's deteriorated school buildings, sending the bill to the Senate.
The vote was 107 to 30, with about a dozen Republicans joining all Democrats in supporting the...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 4:00 AM
A deal environmentalists thought had been worked out to stop mostly out-of-state paper mills from cashing in on Maryland's renewable energy law by burning so-called "black liquor" has come unglued. The state's only paper plant in Allegany County has...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 4:01 PM
A former math teacher. A firefighter. A lawyer. A small-business woman. A full-time doctoral student. A congressional aide.
When the legislative session started in January, the six delegates from different cliques in Maryland's clubby General Assembly...
| Mar 12, 2011
A historic effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland is over for the year after the House of Delegates ended debate on Friday without taking a vote.
Instead of approving or rejecting the legislation, as expected, the House moved it backward -...