| Feb 27, 2013
| 7:08 PM
The centerpiece of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun control bill survived the Maryland Senate intact Wednesday, though opponents vowed to keep fighting the proposal to give the state some of the nation’s strictest gun laws.
A new licensing...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 9:40 AM
A Senate committee has killed a Republican-sponsored bill to shield
from public scrutiny the names and personal information of people who sign petitions to bring General Assembly-passed bills to referendum.
The Senate Education, Health and...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The Maryland Senate voted Wednesday to make Maryland the 18th state to abolish the death penalty, putting Gov. Martin O'Malley one step closer to a significant legislative victory.
The 27-20 vote sent the bill to the House of Delegates, where repeal...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 5:32 PM
In a long-sought victory for Baltimore, the Maryland Senate approved a $1 billion financing plan Friday for an unprecedented systemwide drive to rebuild and renovate the city's crumbling school buildings.
The measure passed easily on a bipartisan vote of...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 2:05 PM
The Presidential Election is drawing near for voters in Harford and Cecil counties, with early voting starting around the state Saturday in advance of Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
While the Barack Obama – Mitt Romney race for President is the...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Despite well-known challengers and widespread dissatisfaction with Washington, most of Maryland's incumbents in the House of Representatives appear to be cruising to re-election — a result of convoluted congressional districts and large Democratic...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 7:44 PM
If early voting numbers are any indication, the polls will be packed Tuesday on Election Day.
By late Thursday afternoon, an estimated 6 percent of Harford's eligible voters had cast their ballot, leaving plenty of others left to vote on Election Day....
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Republican state Sen. Nancy Jacobs, running a long-shot campaign to oust Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, stood in a cold wind along York Road waving a big purple sign along with a dozen supporters.
Money is scarce. There's been little help from her party in...
| 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...