| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Representatives of Maryland's game machine businesses lost a round in their fight against proposed state regulations they say could cripple the industry.
Sen. Paul G. Pinsky, co-chairman of the Joint Committee on Administrative, Legislative and Executive...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 10:40 AM
The Senate gave its approval Wednesday to a comprehensive campaign finance reform bill after refusing to strip out a provision letting counties set up their own public-financing systems.
The measure, which passed on a 45-2 vote, would need to be...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Maryland schools will be scrambling to make $100 million in technological and other upgrades to give new state tests aligned with the Common Core standards next year, according to a report to the legislature by the Maryland State Department of Education....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Del. Heather Mizeur's decision to accept public financing for her gubernatorial campaign may be a transparent attempt to turn what is likely to be a massive fundraising deficit into some shred of advantage. So what? By being the first candidate since 1994...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Adam Benesch, a co-founder of Union Craft Brewing in Hampden, would like to take his Duckpin Pale Ale to a farmers' market and let consumers taste and buy it.
John Knorr, co-owner of Evolution Craft Brewing in Salisbury, just wants to brew more beer....
| Apr 5, 2012
| 6:55 AM
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...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 5:23 PM
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...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 10:40 AM
State rules requiring "offsets" for water pollution from new development have been delayed until next year, Maryland's top environmental regulator told lawmakers Wednesday.
Although the regulations originally had been set for issuance by next month,...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 3:02 PM
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in the General Assembly to shield professors at state universities from politics-driven public record requests has been withdrawn after its House sponsor concluded no new law was needed.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...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:45 AM
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.
| Mar 15, 2012
| 5:17 PM
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...