| May 2, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Surrounded by religious leaders, civil rights activists and others who have fought for years to stop executions in Maryland, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Thursday repealing the state's death penalty.
Unless the law is overturned in a...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 2:31 PM
Three days after the General Assembly ended its 2013 legislative session, there's already a call to bring lawmakers back to Annapolis for what would be their fourth special session in a two-year span.
Del. Benjamin F. Kramer, a Montgomery County...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 3:20 PM
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....
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:57 PM
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.
| Apr 12, 2013
| 3:08 PM
When it comes to figuring out who should get credit for bringing Washington County a share of a wealth-based grant called the disparity grant, it depends on whom you ask.
House Speaker Michael E. Busch, D-Anne Arundel, credits John Donoghue, D-...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:57 AM
It's been more than a quarter century since someone other than Thomas V. Mike Miller was president of the Maryland Senate and almost a decade since House of Delegates Speaker Michael E. Busch was first chosen for his post.
Today, when the two chambers of...
| Jan 8, 2012
| 1:50 PM
Democratic leaders in Annapolis have compiled a "To Do" list for the next three months that includes raising taxes and changing the definition of marriage. Some also want to close off big chunks of Maryland to development and open even more casinos in the...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 9:54 AM
Republicans, beware. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller may be channeling his inner FDR this year.
In an interview Thursday, Miller mentioned that he is currently reading "Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:12 PM
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller sounded doubtful Tuesday about the prospects for a gas tax increase, especially because of high gas prices and a proposed income-tax increase to balance the budget that lawmakers must consider.
| Mar 14, 2012
| 6:51 AM
The Maryland Senate launches what is expected to be at least a three-day marathon today as it takes up the state budget for next year -- including its response to Gov. Martin O'Malley's call for an increase in income taxes.
Senators will begin debating...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 3:10 PM
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley warned Wednesday that failing to enact his gas-tax proposal could mean added costs to the state and more traffic congestion.
O’Malley, a Democrat, testified before committees in the House of Delegates and Senate,...