| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:43 AM
For more than 30 years, John Astle has walked from his downtown Annapolis home to the State House, representing his friends and neighbors in Maryland's General Assembly.
He's so well-known in the capital that he's frequently stopped on the street,...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:21 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:12 PM
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....
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:45 PM
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...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:25 AM
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...
| 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....
| Apr 6, 2013
| 4:08 PM
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...