| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Del. Joseph F. Vallario Jr., the Prince George's County Democrat who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, is the frequent target of accusations that his public role and private interests conflict. That criticism usually boils down to a disagreement...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley and state lawmakers for the first time dipped into a $100 million fund set aside to deal with the impact of the federal sequester, lessening the blow of automatic federal spending cuts on the state's poor and elderly.
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:12 PM
A powerful voice joined the growing chorus to raise the state's minimum wage Thursday as Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said it was time for Maryland to act.
"Blue-collar people are finding it increasingly hard to make ends meet," Miller said....
| Jul 1, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Timothy A. Perry, last year's top-earning Annapolis lobbyist and a former top aide to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, has left the Baltimore law firm of Gordon Feinblatt to launch his own firm with three partners.
Perry announced Monday that...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Archbishop William E. Lori writes that religious freedom is under threat in the United States by the exclusion of religious values from public life ("Religious freedom under threat in U.S.," June 16). This is difficult to understand in Maryland where...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:28 PM
As the Netflix political thriller "House of Cards" took over the Maryland State House for filming this week, House Speaker Michael E. Busch found himself not only hushed by film crews outside his office, but also outranked by his wife.
Crews from the...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Crews from the political thriller "House of Cards" began transforming the Maryland House of Delegates chamber Thursday to resemble the U.S. Senate. The television series will take over the State House next week.
The more than 230-year-old building...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:29 PM
The head of security at the Baltimore jail failed a polygraph test administered after a federal indictment alleged widespread corruption on her watch, corrections secretary Gary D. Maynard told lawmakers at a hearing in Annapolis.
Shavella Miles is...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Del. Ron George, a two-term state legislator from Anne Arundel County and Annapolis Main Street jeweler, will take the political leap of his life Wednesday night as he announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor in 2014.
| Jun 2, 2013
| 6:45 AM
House Speaker Michael Busch began his Career Day visit at Tyler Heights Elementary School by venturing to the front of the media center with a state flag.
He explained the meaning behind its colors and patterns, then gave the assembled fourth-graders...
| May 19, 2013
| 4:03 PM
The cinder block dugouts are decrepit and the backstop is ragged at the old baseball diamond in Galesville, but giants once ran the bases in this southern Anne Arundel County town.
Not just giants but Elite Giants, as in the old Negro Leagues team of the...