| Apr 8, 2014
By the time confetti fell in Annapolis on Monday night, state lawmakers had loosened marijuana laws, made Maryland the second state in the country to raise its minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and whittled their way through more than 2,600 bills...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Dozens of star-struck lawmakers flocked to an Annapolis wine bar Friday evening to meet Kevin Spacey, star of the Netflix series “House of Cards,” and to hear a pitch for a generous tax credit that would keep its production in Maryland....
| Dec 19, 2013
| 11:24 AM
It's a great honor and privilege to serve as your Delegate in Annapolis.
These first three years have been challenging to say the least. The hardest thing that I've dealt with is the appalling treatment I have received from some leaders. In my...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 7:07 PM
The Maryland Senate gave final approval to Gov. Martin O'Malley's sweeping gun control bill Thursday night, sending the legislation to the governor for his promised signature.
O'Malley said in a statement that the bill strikes "a balance between...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Wednesday that the state is mustering all necessary resources to complete tens of thousands of background checks for gun buyers by Oct. 1, when Maryland's new gun control law takes effect.
The backlog of checks has put...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 11:13 AM
The surprise retirement of Senate Minority Leader E. J. Pipkin has set up a succession scramble for his Upper Eastern Shore seat that is shaping up as a possibly brutal internal struggle among 36th District Republicans.
The three GOP delegates from that...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:20 PM
The director of the Maryland Republican Party resigned without notice. One of its state delegates was arrested for the second time on a serious alcohol-related charge. And a virtual civil war broke out over who should replace a leading senator who's...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Del. Wayne Norman and Teresa Reilly, vice chair of the Harford County Republican Central Committee, have jointly announced their campaign for the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates, respectively.
Norman and Reilly said they will run together in...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 11:20 AM
With much of the General Assembly in flux in the run-up to the 2014 election, Baltimore County's 11th District is what passes for an oasis of stability.
Sen. Robert A. Zirkin, Del. Dan K. Morhaim and Del. Dana Stein -- all Democrats -- announced...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:09 PM
With Sen. Nancy Jacobs planning to retire after her current term, Del. Mary-Dulany James said Tuesday night that she is giving even stronger consideration to seeking that Harford County Senate seat.
James is one of the few Democrats with a track record...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:11 AM
State Sen. Nancy Jacobs, one of the longest-serving Republican lawmakers in Maryland, said Tuesday that she will not seek re-election in 2014 -- adding to the attrition of the GOP's small band of senators.
Jacobs, who represents Harford and Cecil...