| Feb 7, 2014
| 8:23 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley and legislative leaders are pushing for a new system to quickly determine whether criminal suspects are eligible for release without bail — a move they say will resolve constitutional concerns over the rights of defendants...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Announcing their first-ever joint agenda, the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly said Friday they will work together to pass legislation aimed at improving Maryland's business climate and boosting the state's economy.
Senate President Thomas V....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:56 PM
The effort to focus the post O'Malley era in Maryland on developing private sector businesses and jobs got a big boost Friday from the unprecedented joint agenda of House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. It's...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Democratic legislative leaders gave partial support Monday to a push to raise the minimum wage, with some reiterating unwillingness to impose a "one size fits all" increase across the state.
They provided few other clues as to how they will respond to...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:52 PM
The General Assembly moved Saturday to dramatically change Maryland's drug laws as the House of Delegates joined the Senate in voting to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil offense punishable only by a fine.
The House voted 78-55 to...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Maryland lawmakers are poised to raise the minimum wage and decriminalize marijuana today as this year's General Assembly's session cruises to a close at midnight.
Both measures are on the verge of passage, barring unforeseen last-minute snags,...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:31 PM
The potential pool of cash available for the film industry shrank by $3.5 million in the final minutes of the General Assembly session, leaving lawmakers asking: Is $15 million enough for "House of Cards" to stay?
The Netflix political thriller, which...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Just hours after the General Assembly wrapped up its 90-day session, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Tuesday that will expand pre-kindergarten education and lift the "inherently dangerous" legal stigma from the pit bulls of Maryland.
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Curious what legalized pot would look like in Maryland?
Advocates for recreational marijuana intend to introduce a detailed plan as soon as Wednesday that would rely on the state comptroller to heavily regulate and tax pot - at about $50 an ounce to...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Democrats are pushing “income inequality” and raising the minimum wage as priorities at the national and state levels. President Barack Obama addressed them in his State of the Union Speech, and both issues are centerpieces of Gov. Martin O&...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:50 AM
The Stevenson men's lacrosse team was honored for its 2013 Division III national championship Thursday at the State House.
Mustangs players and coaches visited the Maryland House of Delegates and were presented with a resolution by Speaker of the House...