| Feb 27, 2013
| 7:08 PM
The centerpiece of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun control bill survived the Maryland Senate intact Wednesday, though opponents vowed to keep fighting the proposal to give the state some of the nation’s strictest gun laws.
A new licensing...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 6:32 PM
The Maryland Senate approved a sweeping gun-control bill Thursday that would give the state one of the strictest firearm laws in the country.
The contentious issue moved immediately to the House of Delegates, where the chamber's first public hearing...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said Friday that he expects Gov. Martin O'Malley to introduce a transportation revenue bill of his own -- a move that would raise the likelihood Marylanders will be paying higher taxes on gasoline later this year....
| 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...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Efforts to end Maryland's death penalty moved forward late Monday as the Senate squashed attempts to retain the death penalty for what one senator called "the worst of the worst."
Senators resumed an emotional debate they left off Friday evening,...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley and the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly are proposing to raise taxes on gasoline by $2 billion over five years to pay for highways, transit and other transportation projects.
The legislation endorsed by the governor,...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 11:32 AM
The gas tax plan unveiled this week by Gov. Martin O'Malley and the General Assembly's top leaders is a complicated proposal that wouldn't represent our first choice in how best to pay for Maryland's transportation needs. But, on balance, it's a better-...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The Maryland Senate voted Wednesday to make Maryland the 18th state to abolish the death penalty, putting Gov. Martin O'Malley one step closer to a significant legislative victory.
The 27-20 vote sent the bill to the House of Delegates, where repeal...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The General Assembly voted to repeal the death penalty Friday, calling for an end to Maryland's 375-year history of capital punishment and joining a growing number of states outlawing the practice.
After nearly two hours of impassioned debate, the House...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Legislation that would undo a court ruling labeling pit bulls as inherently
dangerous appeared increasingly imperiled as the Senate and House dug in their heels on conflicting positions Tuesday.
By a 40-6 vote, the full Senate rejected an effort by...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Three women known for strong will and public accomplishment received the Maryland Senate's First Citizen awards Wednesday, capping an annual tradition in the upper chamber.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and former U.S. Rep. Helen Delich...