| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:53 PM
The day is largely ceremonial.
Yet, sometimes, the opening day of the Maryland General Assembly sets the tone for the rest of the session.
And even though Gov. Martin O’Malley told the House of Delegates on Wednesday that this is “going to...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley released a $37 billion spending plan Wednesday that for the first time in recent years contains no drastic cuts or proposed tax increases.
Amid a stronger economy, O'Malley also proposed to boost the pay for state workers, expand...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 1:13 PM
As the General Assembly session opens this week, Gov. Martin O'Malley and legislative leaders are weighing what to do about the re-emerging issues of gun control and the death penalty as well as a recurring question of how to pay for roads and mass...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 4:42 PM
In case there was any doubt whatsoever, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller isn't planning to go anytime soon.
Miller, the nation's longest-serving Senate president, said in an interview Wednesday that he will seek re-election in 2014 to what would...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 3:54 PM
A Calvert County judge brushed aside Friday a potential legal hurdle to exporting liquefied natural gas via the Chesapeake Bay, ruling that Dominion, the Richmond, Va.-based energy company, does not need the Sierra Club's permission to convert its LNG...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Business leaders and county officials are urging the governor and General Assembly to increase Maryland's gas tax or find another way to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for road and transit projects — even in the face of public opposition....
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:39 PM
For the first time since a recession gripped the country in 2008, Maryland is approaching a General Assembly session with good fiscal news: Neither tax increases nor drastic budget cuts are likely to be needed to balance the budget.
The improved forecast...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Baltimore schools chief Andrés Alonso went to Annapolis last year seeking approval for a bold $2 billion plan to replace many of the city system's crumbling buildings. The idea didn't even make it out of committee.
Prospects still looked bleak in...
| May 25, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Another summer, another agonizing season of Bay Bridge traffic.
Admired, cursed and studied, Maryland's sole Chesapeake Bay crossing is being eyeballed again as state engineers try to determine how many years remain in its girders and suspension...
| May 10, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown became the first candidate to join the 2014 Maryland governor's race Friday with a call to close the gap between rich and poor in education, health and economic opportunity.
Before a crowd at Prince George's Community College...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Vastly outnumbered and constantly thwarted by Democrats, Republicans in the House of Delegates ousted longtime Minority Leader Anthony J. O'Donnell Tuesday and replaced him with Anne Arundel County Del. Nicholaus R. Kipke.
After a meeting that dragged...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 4:54 PM
After his most successful legislative session in two terms, Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday signed a long-sought bill to promote development of an offshore wind industry near Ocean City, among several other measures he hailed as job creators....