| Sep 1, 2013
| 12:16 PM
The port of Baltimore won a $10 million federal grant to build more access to rail, expand storage at Fairfield Marine Terminal, and help widen the channel at Seagirt Marine Terminal to accommodate bigger ships.
The cash – to be matched by a...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:43 PM
SACRAMENTO -- State lawmakers on Friday shelved dozens of bills for the year because of their high cost, including a measure that would have allowed families on welfare to get additional aid if they continue to have more children.
| Aug 19, 2013
| 7:58 AM
State lawmakers on Monday resume the process of whittling down more than 1,000 pending bills to a number that won’t cause Gov. Jerry Brown carpal tunnel syndrome as he signs them.
The Senate Appropriations Committee has 64 bills on its agenda...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Monday sought to move past a controversy that flared over his call for mass arrests of gang members by pushing for new federal gang-apprehension initiatives to assist local law enforcement.
Earlier this year, Kirk had...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 10:09 AM
PIERRE — State government’s surplus was many millions of dollars more than the $24.2 million that was shifted into the reserve fund recently.
The Legislature with the governor’s approval stashed extra money into budgets throughout...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 11:44 AM
A proposal to increase the minimum wage by $2 over five years was sidelined, at least temporarily, on Monday because it would cost the state millions of dollars.
The Senate Appropriations Committee put the bill by Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville)...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:00 AM
As Americans, we all agree that everyone should get a fair hearing in our nation's courtrooms. Public defenders — lawyers assigned to those unable to afford one — ensure that every American's right to legal counsel, and a fair trial, is...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:04 AM
Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville (R-Monroe) is planning a vote late Wednesday in his Senate Government Operations Committee on a revamped Medicaid expansion bill and two different health care coverage alternatives offered up by a pair of...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Although I enjoyed reading this Sunday's special issue of Sun Magazine entitled "50 Women to Watch", I was extremely disappointed at the glaring omission of Sen. Barbara Mikulski from the list. Considering all that Senator Mikulski has done for Maryland's...
| Jul 28, 2013
New polls tell us that the public's attitudes about race relations have taken a hit since President Barack Obama's historic election. Can we all get along? Obama's election to the White House was a marvelous measure of how far the nation has come in terms...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:38 PM
The head of the nation's medical research agency and leaders of Johns Hopkins hospital and medical school warned Monday that progress in fighting diseases could be slowed, jobs lost and scientists driven overseas unless across-the-board federal funding...