| Nov 3, 2011
| 8:26 PM
State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller predicted Thursday that the General Assembly would approve an increase in Maryland's gas tax, putting his considerable influence behind an issue that is likely to be divisive in the coming legislative session....
| Nov 15, 2011
| 5:26 PM
Educators, health practitioners, social service workers and police officers are required under Maryland law to report suspected child abuse to local authorities and to their bosses. But the state has no power to prosecute when the law is not followed....
| Aug 6, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Even as the General Assembly prepares to return to Annapolis this week to discuss the expansion of gambling, one of Maryland's three casinos has asked its oversight agency to take back about a third of the slot machines because of declining revenue.
| Aug 27, 2012
| 5:34 PM
He's a rookie in Congress, but Rep. Andy Harris is positioned to become a GOP heavyweight in Maryland.
As delegates from across the country converge at the Republican National Convention this week to nominate Mitt Romney for president, the first-term...
| 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....
| Jun 4, 2012
| 3:52 PM
Harford County Executive David R. Craig has asked a state work group studying gambling expansion to consider Harford as a casino site despite the proximity of an existing slots parlor in neighboring Cecil County.
Craig, a Republican considered likely...
| 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...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Early voting has begun and the official primary election in Harford County is Tuesday, April 3, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and there's a lot of talk about politics this season because it's a presidential election year.
Those who vote in the Democratic and...