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  • State says three counties flouting septic growth law

    State says three counties flouting septic growth law
    Three Maryland counties have essentially violated the state's new law aimed at limiting growth on septic systems, a top O'Malley administration aide said Wednesday, adding that state officials are "weighing our options," including possible legal action or...
  • Bill to shield professors from public records requests is withdrawn

    A bill introduced in the General Assembly to shield professors at state universities from politics-driven public record requests has been withdrawn after its House sponsor concluded no new law was needed. The Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia...
  • Senate approves budget with $500 million tax increase, sends to House

    The state Senate approved a package of tax increases Thursday that would affect almost every Marylander in order to close a gap in the state's $35 billion spending plan. The vote on taxes was 26-20, with eight Democrats breaking ranks and voting red. The...
  • Maryland Senate votes to tax the rich

    The state Senate voted Thursday to significantly raise taxes on Marylanders earning half a million dollars or more — prompting complaints that liberals were bent on launching class warfare in the state. The Senate's vote to adopt what is being...
  • Miller says outlook on septic bill is 'dicey'

    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said this afternoon that the governor's bill to limit septic systems will face strong opposition from other Democrats when it is debated later this week. "It is going to be dicey, very dicey," Miller told reporters....
  • O'Malley bill to limit septic systems clears Senate

    Gov. Martin O'Malley's bill to curb sprawl by limiting septic systems — a key piece of his legislative agenda — cleared the Maryland Senate Monday, albeit in a weakened form. The measure aims to slow the pace of development of the state's...
  • Mayor backs casino bill as debate moves to House of Delegates

    A measure that would pave the way for a casino in Prince George's County picked up support Friday from Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, even as some city lawmakers raised concerns that it would take money away from the gambling venue planned near...
  • Senate weakens arsenic chicken-feed ban

    Senate weakens arsenic chicken-feed ban
    State senators are scheduled to take a final vote today on whether to ban the use of arsenic in poultry feed, with proponents arguing it's needed to protect Marylanders and the Chesapeake Bay while Eastern Shore lawmakers contend it's unwarranted meddling...
  • Senate president is force behind special session on gambling

    Senate president is force behind special session on gambling
    The special session on gambling that begins in Annapolis Thursday is a demonstration of the power of one man: Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. While the governor formally summoned lawmakers to the capital, it was Miller who put the issue of...
  • Key lawmakers question Md. execution process

    The co-chairs of a Maryland regulatory committee warned Friday that a failed execution attempt in Ohio could be repeated here without mandatory medical training for executioners and raised concerns about the use of lethal drugs deemed too cruel for even...
  • Maryland moves toward resuming executions

    Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration took a reluctant step Wednesday toward resuming executions in Maryland after the governor failed earlier this year to persuade the General Assembly to outlaw capital punishment. The state issued revised protocols for...