| Dec 16, 2011
| 7:01 PM
A proposed state legislative redistricting plan released Friday would cut Washington County's delegation from eight to six members and combine two local subdistricts into one.
Two precincts at the southern tip of Washington County, around Dargan and...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 3:07 PM
Money and marriage are on the minds of Washington County’s state lawmakers heading to Annapolis.
So are foreclosed properties, virtual schools, petition privacy, parole and probation violators, and Washington County’s proposed senior center....
| Jan 7, 2012
| 3:41 PM
The Maryland General Assembly’s 2012 session begins Jan. 11 and ends April 9. Information about the General Assembly, including the status of bills, can be found at http://mlis.state.md.us.
Sen. George C. Edwards
| Jan 10, 2012
| 11:02 AM
Former state Sen. Alex X. Mooney, a Republican, is not running for Maryland’s 6th District seat in Congress, even after raising more than $100,000 for a possible candidacy, he said Tuesday.
Mooney’s announcement came the same day another...
| May 19, 2011
| 7:06 PM
Washington County Democrats gathered Thursday night to dine, mingle and get a shot of political adrenaline.
Speaking at the Washington County Democratic Central Committee’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., promised...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 4:45 PM
Ed Coile and his husband are true-blue Democrats. But they were thinking about saving money, not their congressional representation, when they decided to move from Washington to conservative Frederick County last year.
"Politics just didn't play a role,"...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 3:52 PM
The Washington County Restaurant & Beverage Association wants to tighten the limit on how many liquor licenses may be issued in the county.
The association has proposed changing the county's law so that one license would be allowed per 3,500 people in an...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 3:10 PM
A bipartisan group of senators put aside the battling that often prevails in Annapolis to announce Thursday a common agenda of bills that Democrats and Republicans can rally around.
The bills would preserve scholarships for veterans, protect children...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 5:38 PM
The newest attempt to legalize marriage in Maryland for gay couples advanced a step on Tuesday — Valentine’s Day — as two committees voted to send a bill to the full House of Delegates.
The Judiciary Committee and the Health and...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 1:55 PM
Outside support for bond bill
In Congress, members’ funding requests for projects in their districts are “earmarks.”
In Annapolis, they’re “bond bills.” Lawmakers generally ask for money only for counties they...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 1:52 PM
A state contract for building maintenance supplies was questioned on Thursday by local business representatives who said they can do better.
Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, is trying to pass a bill to let state agencies drop out of cooperative...