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  • Dr. Robert E. Stroble

    Dr. Robert E. Stroble
    Dr. Robert E. Stroble, a former Maryland state senator who later retired as a Baltimore County elementary school principal, died Nov. 22 from complications of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease at Arden Courts in Riderwood. The former Timonium...
  • House, Senate far apart on pit bull legislation

    House, Senate far apart on pit bull legislation
    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...
  • Top Democrats seek votes to raise gas taxes

    Top Democrats seek votes to raise gas taxes
    With three weeks left in the General Assembly session, Gov. Martin O'Malley and legislative leaders have begun the painstaking process of rounding up the votes to raise taxes on gasoline — a move so unpopular it hasn't been done here since 1992....
  • House committee approves gas tax increase

    House committee approves gas tax increase
    A House of Delegates committee approved a plan Monday to raise taxes on gasoline by 3.8 cents July 1 as part of broader revenue package to pay for transportation projects. The rise in the gas tax, which would be followed by more increases over the next...
  • O'Malley offshore wind bill passes

    O'Malley offshore wind bill passes
    Gov. Martin O'Malley achieved a long-sought victory Monday night as the General Assembly gave final approval to his bill to encourage development of a wind energy industry featuring dozens of giant turbines off the state's Atlantic coast. Passage came...
  • House committee passes school construction bill

    House committee passes school construction bill
    With bipartisan help from sympathetic lawmakers, Baltimore won a House committee's approval Tuesday for a $1 billion plan to replace and repair old schools. The Appropriations Committee voted 21-3 to send the plan to the House floor. Senate President...
  • Advocates for legal marijuana take first steps

    Advocates for legal marijuana take first steps
    As the Maryland Senate voted Tuesday to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, advocates for legalizing the drug saw an opening move in a multiyear effort to make it completely legal. "I think the taboo has been lifted on talking about...
  • Senate Minority Leader E.J. Pipkin resigns to attend graduate school in Texas

    Senate Minority Leader E.J. Pipkin resigns to attend graduate school in Texas
    Senate Minority Leader E.J. Pipkin announced Monday he would retire from the legislature next week and move to Texas to pursue a graduate degree in sports management. Pipkin, 56, served as Republican's chief debater in the Maryland Senate, leading...
  • Raise wages — no strings attached

    Raise wages — no strings attached
    Raising Maryland's minimum wage has faced tough going in Annapolis ever since Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. left office. It was the Republican governor's steadfast opposition to raising the minimum wage that spurred Democrats to support an increase in 2005...
  • Assembly moved quickly to pass bevy of landmark bills

    Assembly moved quickly to pass bevy of landmark bills
    This time last year, the Maryland General Assembly was mired in anger and confusion. The House and Senate were feuding over taxes and casino gambling. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch were butting heads....
  • Assembly approves shake-up of Prince George's schools

    Assembly approves shake-up of Prince George's schools
    The House of Delegates gave final approval Saturday to legislation that will give the Prince George's County executive an unprecedented level of authority over the county's troubled school system. The bill now goes to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who has...