| Mar 19, 2013
| 5:27 PM
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...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget for next year was approved by the Senate after an unusually brief debate Wednesday in a sign of the state's improved fiscal condition.
Senators voted 42-5 to pass the $36.8 billion budget and send it to a conference...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Hours before the House was scheduled to debate a proposed increase in gas taxes supported by Gov. Martin O'Malley, Republicans lawmakers excoriated the plan Wednesday as a $2 billion drain on taxpayers' wallets over the next six years.
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:02 PM
The House of Delegates turned back a series of amendments Wednesday night seeking to derail a transportation revenue bill backed by Gov. Martin O'Malley, a strong indication that Democratic leaders have enough votes to raise the state's gas tax for the...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:31 PM
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...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 3:20 PM
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...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:52 PM
When Rep. Chris Van Hollen struck up a conversation recently with a U.S. Capitol Police officer he sees every day on his way to work, he immediately learned two things about the man: He's from Baltimore and he's a huge Ravens fan.
And so the Montgomery...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Baltimore schools chief Andrés Alonso went to Annapolis last year seeking approval for a bold $2 billion plan to replace many of the city system's crumbling buildings. The idea didn't even make it out of committee.
Prospects still looked bleak in...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Senate Republicans on Tuesday echoed Democratic Attorney General Doug Gansler's call for an independent investigator into alleged corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center.
The Republicans expanded their request beyond an outside probe into...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Del. Guy Guzzone, a Columbia Democrat, announced Thursday that he will run for Sen. Jim Robey's open Senate seat in 2014.
"Join with me, together we're going to continue to do good things for this community and for the state," Guzzone told a crowd of...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola, who was elected to the Maryland Senate in 2002 as its youngest member and appeared destined for higher office, said Thursday that he is leaving the General Assembly to return to private life.
Garagiola, a Montgomery...