| Oct 23, 2012
| 3:27 PM
The current economic situation of the United States could not hide behind the focus on foreign policy to area residents and local officials who watched the final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Monday night.
“If we don&...
| May 20, 2012
| 1:39 PM
State Sen. Jamie Raskin likens the prospect of being called back to Annapolis for another special session to the plight of a middle school student being told on the last day of classes that he has to attend summer school.
But the Montgomery County...
| May 29, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Blaine Young, the Republican president of the Frederick County Board of Commissioners, has taken a step toward a possible run for governor in 2014 by launching a fund-raising committee.
Young, 40, was elected in 2010 as part of a conservative...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Local Republicans said Wednesday that although the statewide vote on ballot questions didn’t go their way, they were glad that voters had been given a chance to weigh in on controversial legislation they said they believed had been “pushed...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Western Maryland Democrats may get a preview of the 2014 gubernatorial race Saturday as the likely contenders for the party's nomination converge on the Rocky Gap resort in Allegany County.
While much of the official agenda is focused on this November'...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 2:21 PM
State lawmakers representing Washington County suspect they’ll be called back to Annapolis for a special session on budget matters.
But they say three months should have been enough for the legislature to finish its work. It should never have...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Washington County’s state legislators pursued some lofty but unattainable goals this year, along with several more grounded ideas that succeeded.
Sen. George C. Edwards and Del. John P. Donoghue each won a share of the state’s capital...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:33 PM
A gun-control bill endorsed by Gov. Martin O’Malley passed the Senate on Thursday after days of spirited debate and heads now to the House of Delegates.
There are Washington County legislators such as Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, who are...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:12 PM
A move to repeal the death penalty in Maryland took another step forward with the state Senate voting 27-20 on Wednesday to abolish capital punishment.
Every legislator in the Washington County delegation is against the repeal except Sen. Ronald N....
| Mar 7, 2013
| 4:48 PM
A bill introduced by Del. Neil C. Parrott, R-Washington, that would allow campaigning and campaign signs on the premises of a public building up to a specified boundary received a favorable vote from the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Hundreds of gun-control opponents showed up in the state capital Wednesday as Gov. Martin O’Malley testified in front of a senate judicial committee in support a bill that would bring stricter gun laws to the state.
Among those crowding the Lawyer&...