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  • Assembly session ends in acrimony over budget

    Assembly session ends in acrimony over budget
    A legislative session that began with pledges of bipartisanship ended Monday night with General Assembly Democrats and Republican Gov. Larry Hogan embroiled in acrimony over Maryland's budget. Lawmakers cut $200 million from the new governor's $40.5...
  • Md. lawmakers pass film tax credit measure

    The amount of film tax credits for producers of movies and television shows in Maryland will be determined by the governor, under a bill that has cleared the Maryland General Assembly. The House of Delegates voted 86-51 for the measure on Monday, sending...
  • Mandatory minimum sentences waiver passes Senate

    Maryland senators are supporting a bill that gives judges more discretion when sentencing certain drug offenders. In a 40-7 vote, lawmakers approved the measure, which advocates called a safety valve against "one-size-fits-all" sentences for drug offense...
  • Our say: Bill's fate sheds light on General Assembly

    Our say: Bill's fate sheds light on General Assembly
    The Maryland General Assembly — which, barring a budget impasse, adjourns at midnight Monday — is a great instrument of democratic government. That doesn't mean it always functions like a perfect democracy. Or that there aren't odd...
  • Hogan's legislative agenda faces final session day

    Hogan's legislative agenda faces final session day
    After Republican Gov. Larry Hogan delivered his State of the State speech in February, he received an email from former U.S. Congresswoman Helen Bentley. Bentley, R-Md., chided Hogan for his aggressive stance against the heavily controlled Democratic...
  • Our say: Governor, about those vacancies …

    Our say: Governor, about those vacancies …
    Dear Gov. Larry Hogan: If we haven't said so already, we wanted to let you know how proud we are to have a longtime Anne Arundel County resident picked to lead the greatest state in the nation for four years. Congratulations also on getting through your...
  • Today's front page, weather & traffic

    Today's front page, weather & traffic
    Good morning, Baltimore! Here's what you need to know for your Tuesday. WEATHER It’s going to be a rainy Tuesday, so don’t leave home without your umbrella and rain gear. There is also a chance of patchy fog in some areas. Temperatures...
  • Maryland's junior senator steps into bigger spotlight

    Maryland's junior senator steps into bigger spotlight
    Six weeks ago, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced that she would not seek re-election in 2016, signaling the end of a long and loud career in Congress. Though she slowed down a bit in recent years, Mikulski always garnered more media attention than...
  • Senate panel rewrites Hogan's charter school law

    Senate panel rewrites Hogan's charter school law
    A key state Senate panel spent Wednesday dismantling Gov. Larry Hogan's bill to expand charter schools, redrafting it to allow for only small changes to Maryland's program for alternative schools. Democratic senators on the Education, Health &...
  • Reilly presses tax credit for 155 blind Anne Arundel residents

    Reilly presses tax credit for 155 blind Anne Arundel residents
    A local bill passed in the Senate and moving through the House of Delegates is an example of legislation working for the little guy. It would impact about 155 Anne Arundel County households, doubling the discount blind or surviving spouse could...
  • Our say: Efforts to cut traffic deaths must continue

     Our say: Efforts to cut traffic deaths must continue
    Perhaps a time is on the horizon — more likely in our children's day, not ours — when most vehicles in most cases drive themselves, and a constant death toll because of cars and trucks driven by fallible humans is a relic of darker times. Don'...