| Oct 17, 2011
| 5:07 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley signaled Monday that he might support an increase in Maryland's gasoline tax as part of a broader effort to create jobs through a massive construction program focused on transportation and schools.
In response to questions at a State...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 7:19 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's political redistricting plan earned a quick first stamp of approval from the Maryland Senate on Monday night despite a day full of objections from top Republicans — and a sitting Democratic congresswoman — who slammed...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 1:50 PM
With a bit of math and a few clicks of a mouse, state Democrats transformed a once-sleepy congressional district in Western Maryland last week into one of the most closely watched political battlegrounds in the nation.
Hours after Gov. Martin O'Malley...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 12:08 PM
A blue-ribbon commission set up to recommend ways to finance Maryland's growing backlog of transportation projects recommended Tuesday that the state raise its gas tax by 15 cents a gallon and increase public transit fares as well as protect that...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 6:18 PM
Two groups charged with figuring out how the state can pay for new roads, a cleaner Chesapeake Bay and other key functions of government suggested the same basic answer Tuesday: Marylanders should be asked to dig a little deeper into their pockets.
| Sep 14, 2011
| 9:57 AM
The pathetic turnout in Baltimore's primary election Tuesday demands a response. The blame lies, of course, on the citizens themselves who didn't bother to vote — nearly 80 percent of those eligible stayed home. But the city and state have also done...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 5:00 AM
It's been a tough week for Marylanders on a tight budget (and presumably that's most of us). Just as a blue-ribbon commission recommended a 15-cent gasoline tax increase and other transportation-related fees, another called for a tripling of the flush tax...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 4:45 PM
A merger of the state's major research universities in College Park and Baltimore would remove significant barriers to medical and scientific collaboration, said elected officials and academic leaders Friday at a hearing on the proposed combination of the...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 8:26 PM
State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller predicted Thursday that the General Assembly would approve an increase in Maryland's gas tax, putting his considerable influence behind an issue that is likely to be divisive in the coming legislative session....
| Nov 9, 2011
| 6:12 PM
A leading government watchdog organization has called on the Maryland Senate to censure state Sen. Ulysses Currie, the once-powerful budget committee chairman who was acquitted of political corruption charges this week.
Susan Wichmann, executive director...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 2:30 PM
In 2007, when the Maryland General Assembly was considering five locations for slot machines, the Rev. Jonathan L. Weaver sought to keep casinos out of Prince George's County.
Weaver — who leads the Greater Mt. Nebo African Methodist Episcopal...