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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lawmakers seek steeper fines for sewage spills

    Lawmakers seek steeper fines for sewage spills
    Lawmakers and representatives of Maryland's county and municipal governments sparred Tuesday over a pair of bills in Annapolis that would raise the fines for sewage spills which annually dump millions of gallons of untreated waste into local waters and...
  • Senate rejects rules changes on audio, hearings

    The Maryland Senate turned back efforts Thursday to allow taping of committee voting sessions and to make it more likely that people who come to Annapolis to testify on bills will be heard. On the recommendation of the Rules Committee,  senators...
  • Campaign finance reform passes Senate

    Campaign finance reform passes Senate
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...