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  • Assembly's final week: Partisan rift on budget looms

    Assembly's final week: Partisan rift on budget looms
    The General Assembly session that began with a call for bipartisanship is poised to end with a partisan showdown on the budget. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan wants lawmakers to approve the tax relief he says he was elected to deliver, but the Democratic-...
  • 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...
  • As session ends, get ready for the spin

    As session ends, get ready for the spin
    The 2015 General Assembly isn't over yet, but lawmakers and others already are lining up to explain what it means. The session is slated to end Monday, but budget talks could push it into a few extra days. Here's a look who's on tap to put Gov. Larry...
  • 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...
  • Guest column: Maryland has lost its edge

    Guest column: Maryland has lost its edge
    A compelling new report produced by the private-sector Maryland Economic and Business Climate Commission confirms that "Maryland has not nearly reached its potential in growing business and creating jobs." The report is the product of a 21-person...
  • New alert system awaiting governor's signature

    New alert system awaiting governor's signature
    Sen. Bryan Simonaire's legislation to generate alerts for hit-and-run cases has passed through the General Assembly, receiving broad support from the House of Delegates and the Senate. Simonaire's legislation creates a new Yellow Alert program for hit-...
  • Pasadena senator violated ethics law

    Pasadena senator violated ethics law
    Sen. Bryan Simonaire has been found in violation of state ethics law but faces no penalty. The General Assembly Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics sent a letter to the Pasadena Republican on March 12, alerting him that his appearance in a...
  • Bill to allow midwife-attended home births clears Senate

    Bill to allow midwife-attended home births clears Senate
    Maryland senators unanimously approved a bill Saturday that allows midwives to assist with home births. The Senate voted 45-0 to approve a version of the midwife bill, which had stalled in previous years. The House of Delegates earlier voted...
  • Md. lawmakers repeal prohibition on marijuana paraphernalia

    It would no longer be a crime to possess marijuana-related paraphernalia in Maryland, under a bill approved by the Maryland General Assembly. The House of Delegates voted 84-52 on Saturday for the Senate bill, sending it to Gov. Larry Hogan. Maryland...
  • Senate passes disclosure bill for inauguration donors

    The Maryland General Assembly has passed a measure to require private donations for inaugural festivities for the governor to be publicly disclosed. The Senate voted 45-0 on Saturday for the bill, sending it to Gov. Larry Hogan. An inaugural committee...