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  • GOP delegates denounce gas tax increase

    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. House Republicans...
  • Senate approves O'Malley's budget

    Senate approves O'Malley's budget
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...