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  • House passes city school construction bill

    House passes city school construction bill
    The House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a $1.1 billion plan Friday to rebuild Baltimore's deteriorated school buildings, sending the bill to the Senate. The vote was 107 to 30, with about a dozen Republicans joining all Democrats in supporting the...
  • Md. House still 'ruminating' on assault weapons ban

    Md. House still 'ruminating' on assault weapons ban
    Four weeks after Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun-control bill passed the Senate, a key House committee has yet to schedule a vote and continues to debate whether to scale it back. Among the possible changes still on the table: whether to take the AR-15 and a...
  • House votes to repeal death penalty

    House votes to repeal death penalty
    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...
  • Pit bull bill in peril as Senate hardens position

    Pit bull bill in peril as Senate hardens position
    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...
  • Maryland Senate's First Citizen awardees honored

    Maryland Senate's First Citizen awardees honored
    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...
  • 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....
  • Spirited Senate gun debate expected to last all week

    Maryland senators alternatively questioned, challenged and heralded Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun-control bill for more than two hours Tuesday, a prelude to a debate expected to stretch through the week as lawmakers wrestle over whether to...
  • Offshore wind bill emerges from key committee

    On its third try in three years, Gov. Martin O'Malley's bill to spur development of an offshore wind farm off the coast of Ocean City won the approval of a key committee Tuesday night, setting the stage for what is expected to be easy passage on the...
  • Senate preserves gun licensing proposal

    Senate preserves gun licensing proposal
    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...
  • Md. Senate passes gun control bill

    Md. Senate passes gun control bill
    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...