| Dec 3, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Sen. Bobby Zirkin, who cast the pivotal vote in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee to repeal Maryland's death penalty, will take over the chairmanship of that panel, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller announced Wednesday.
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Larry Hogan won his race for governor not just because Marylanders of both parties turned out to support his call for lower taxes, but because tens of thousands of Democrats in key jurisdictions stayed home.
Turnout plummeted in Baltimore city and...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:04 PM
The following is a summary of The Sun's endorsements in a variety of contested races for state and local office in the Baltimore area. For more information on the candidates in these and other races, please see The Sun's 2014 primary election Voter Guide....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 12:35 PM
UPDATE: An earlier version of this article described the two senators as opponents of death penalty repeal. They are both considered proponents of repeal.
A change in the membership of a key Maryland Senate committee could hand Gov. Martin O'Malley a...