| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Taking a hard line on the owner's responsibility for a pet's behavior, the state Senate on Thursday unanimously passed its version of a bill intended to reverse a court decision declaring pit bulls an inherently dangerous breed.
Senate passage sets up...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 7:45 PM
The murder-suicide that left two University of Maryland students dead provided fresh fodder in Annapolis Wednesday for lawmakers debating whether to tighten Maryland's gun laws, with supporters saying the tragic incident gave them new resolve while...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:46 PM
As the General Assembly nears the halfway point in its 90-day session, Gov. Martin O'Malley and key legislators have yet to agree on a plan to pay for new roads, bridges and transit lines — a decision many consider critical to Maryland's economy....
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:49 AM
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...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Legislation to subsidize an offshore wind energy project off Ocean City moved ahead Friday, as the House Economic Matters Committee approved the measure, a priority of Gov. Martin O'Malley and many environmental activists.
The committee voted 14-7 to...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Under Maryland law, there's a limit to how much money a citizen can donate to state political campaigns — $4,000 to a single candidate, $10,000 in total donations during a four-year election cycle.
But some Marylanders are less limited than others....
| Feb 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
For several years, Gov. Martin O’Malley has been talking about raising transportation funds for Maryland with a possible sales tax increase on gasoline.
Last year, he floated an idea of a 6 percent sales tax increase on gas, but did not find a...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 6:19 PM
Proponents of repeal of the death penalty have picked up a potentially pivotal vote in the Senate with the decision of Sen. Ronald N. Young of Frederick County to support an end to executions in Maryland.
In an interview last night, the previously...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Several thousand Marylanders went to Annapolis to voice their opinions on gun control Wednesday as the General Assembly began considering Gov. Martin O'Malley's sweeping proposal to impose new limits on the purchase of firearms.
At a hearing before a...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:04 PM
The Maryland Senate moved a little closer to a majority willing to vote for full repeal of the death penalty Friday as 21 senators -- four more than last year -- agreed to co-sponsor the legislation in that chamber.
This year the bill also has the full-...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Friday proposed restricting mental health patients' access to firearms as part of a broad gun-control package and called for expanding early voting to ease long lines on Election Day.
The governor, in releasing his full...