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  • Senate rejects rules changes on audio, hearings

    The Maryland Senate turned back efforts Thursday to allow taping of committee voting sessions and to make it more likely that people who come to Annapolis to testify on bills will be heard. On the recommendation of the Rules Committee,  senators...
  • Offshore wind bill moves in MD House

    Offshore wind bill moves in MD House
    Legislation to subsidize an offshore wind energy project off Ocean City moved ahead Friday, as the House Economic Matters Committee approved the measure, a priority of Gov. Martin O'Malley and many environmental activists. The committee voted 14-7 to...
  • House Republicans see no need for gas tax increase

    Republicans in the House of Delegates denied Tuesday that there is any need to raise taxes on gasoline to pay for the state's transportation needs, contending the state should instead cut the share of its spending that goes to mass transit and stop...
  • Hard road for gas tax

    Hard road for gas tax
    February can be the cruelest month. In the midst of the cold, gray winter bleakness, it's tempting to daydream of a simpler life without hard work, heavy lifting or personal sacrifice, where nobody ever has to pay more in taxes yet all necessities of...
  • Miller says state must act now to fund transportation

    Miller says state must act now to fund transportation
    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller testified Wednesday that Maryland's shortage of funds for transportation projects is a crisis that needs to be addressed now. Appearing before the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee, Miller said his proposed...
  • Senate panel approves death penalty repeal, altered gun bill

    Senate panel approves death penalty repeal, altered gun bill
    The General Assembly took an important step toward repealing Maryland's death penalty Thursday night when a key committee, for the first time in decades, approved a bill to end capital punishment. The Senate Judicial Proceedings committee voted 6-5 to...
  • Faltering exchange could mean trouble for O'Malley, Brown

    Faltering exchange could mean trouble for O'Malley, Brown
    The troubles hitting Maryland's health exchange could have a lasting impact by tarnishing the political image of Gov. Martin O'Malley and his handpicked successor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, according to experts assessing elections in 2014 and beyond....
  • The reality of term limits [Editorial]

    The reality of term limits  [Editorial]
    In the Maryland General Assembly, newly-elected lawmakers inevitably have one experience in common. Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, rural or urban, it doesn't matter. When they arrive at the State House, they soon discover that the...
  • Raising minimum wage top issue as Assembly opens

    Raising minimum wage top issue as Assembly opens
    Raising the minimum wage in Maryland will be the top issue for leading Democrats when state lawmakers return to Annapolis on Wednesday to embark on their annual legislative session. Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to champion the idea in his final year in...
  • GOP leaders call for tax cuts, repeal of stormwater fee

    GOP leaders call for tax cuts, repeal of stormwater fee
    Maryland Republican legislative leaders vowed Tuesday to make tax reduction, including repeal of the so-called "rain tax," their top priority for the 90-day General Assembly session that begins Wednesday. After a briefing at which GOP lawmakers were told...
  • Mike Miller, marijuana and the right side of history

    Mike Miller, marijuana and the right side of history
    Turns out, I am glad that Thomas V. Mike Miller gives no hint of retiring from his position as president-forever of the Maryland Senate. I know that sounds odd coming from me, but that's how I feel today. And I don't even smoke pot. Miller is 71,...