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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...
  • General Assembly approves gas tax hike

    General Assembly approves gas tax hike
    The Maryland General Assembly gave final approval Friday to Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed gas tax increase, raising costs for motorists while providing an infusion of hundreds of millions of dollars a year for new roads and mass transit projects. The...
  • Republicans join call for investigator in jail scandal

    Republicans join call for investigator in jail scandal
    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...
  • Guzzone running for state senate

    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...
  • 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...
  • Miller joins voices urging minimum wage hike

    Miller joins voices urging minimum wage hike
    A powerful voice joined the growing chorus to raise the state's minimum wage Thursday as Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said it was time for Maryland to act. "Blue-collar people are finding it increasingly hard to make ends meet," Miller said....
  • O'Malley cool to corporate tax cut, supports higher minimum wage

    O'Malley cool to corporate tax cut, supports higher minimum wage
    Gov. Martin O'Malley told a group of more than 100 state business leaders Friday that he was disinclined to cut the corporate income tax rate, but he wanted raise the state's minimum wage. "It is a fact that wages have been declining in our country...
  • 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...