| Feb 8, 2013
| 9:07 AM
The Maryland Senate gave its answer to the old question of "what do you with a drunken sailor" by voting to bring people who operate sailboats while intoxicated under the same law as power boat operators.
Senators voted 37-8 to add sail-only vessels...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 9:51 AM
The Senate paused its debate of a bill that would make Maryland the 18th state in the nation to eliminate the death penalty after advocates of repeal won a key test vote.
Senators voted 27-19 Friday to reject an amendment that would have created an...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 4:14 PM
The governor's bill to repeal Maryland's death penalty survived a key vote Friday in the state Senate.
After an emotional debate, senators voted 27-19 to defeat an amendment that would have kept capital punishment for murders committed along with other...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley enjoyed a rare occasion of bipartisan goodwill Friday as he ventured to the Eastern Shore to announce almost $160 million in long-awaited transportation projects to a region that has not given him much love in his statewide campaigns....
| Mar 9, 2012
| 3:01 PM
Kathie Jones loses more than patience when the mail is late. She also loses customers.
As the owner of a small business that prepares bulk mail for delivery by the U.S. Postal Service, Jones hears complaints every time a church newsletter or a...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 1:48 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley has revived a simmering political dispute over the University of Maryland law school's role in a lawsuit accusing an Eastern Shore farm and the Perdue poultry company of polluting a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.
In a letter that...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 6:46 PM
The Maryland Senate passed Gov.Martin O'Malley's gambling expansion bill on a 28-14 vote Friday, sending the legislation to a more closely divided House of Delegates when the General Assembly's special session continues Monday.
Approval came in the early...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 5:00 PM
Determined to avoid deep cuts to state spending, a Senate committee voted Thursday to approve an increase of roughly one-quarter of a percent in Maryland's income tax rate and to shift part of the state's teacher pension costs to the counties, though at a...
| Oct 2, 2009
One minute Eric Foster was touting cheese-making as a way to put the endangered family dairy farm on easy street. The next, his wife, Holly, was elbow deep in a vat of curds and whey, struggling to keep their morning's work from literally going down the...
| Oct 17, 2009
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...
| Feb 17, 2009
Gov. Martin O'Malley's push to end the death penalty in Maryland would probably fall short if a legislative vote were held today, even though the governor insisted yesterday that the repeal effort "has a real shot this year."
A Baltimore Sun survey of...