| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:12 AM
Twelve years ago, when the General Assembly was debating the enactment of the Thornton school funding formula that has done so much to support the advances of Baltimore's schools in recent years, the city's delegation in Annapolis included 10 senators and...
| 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 6, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Del. Jon S. Cardin, the front-runner to become Maryland's next attorney general, calls himself an active legislator who believes "nothing is more sacred to democracy than the right to vote."
But when it came time to cast votes in the House Ways and...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Thirty-five state lawmakers on Thursday issued a statement condemning Del. Jon S. Cardin for missing nearly 75 percent of his committee votes this year.
"As members of the Maryland House of Delegates and State Senate, we must comment on the recent...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:11 PM
As state lawmakers try to get Maryland's medical marijuana program off the ground, the focus has turned to the practical matter of establishing an industry to provide the drug — and the details are proving daunting.
While there is broad...
| 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...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Baltimore has no favorite son or daughter in this year's gubernatorial race, so the Democratic contenders — all Washington-area residents — are stepping up their efforts to persuade city voters to adopt them.
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:19 PM
A string of acquittals for a man accused of raping several Baltimore women has renewed a debate over whether the law should be changed to help prosecutors secure sex offense convictions.
Nelson Bernard Clifford, 35, has been cleared in four trials in...
| 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 4, 2013
| 6:19 PM
Proponents of repeal of the death penalty have picked up a potentially pivotal vote in the Senate with the decision of Sen. Ronald N. Young of Frederick County to support an end to executions in Maryland.
In an interview last night, the previously...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 2:01 PM
A new poll shows Marylanders strongly support two gun control measures that Gov. Martin O'Malley has suggested he might ask the General Assembly to pass in the wake of last month's elementary school massacre in Connecticut.
On another measure the...