| Oct 30, 2012
| 1:50 PM
For the second consecutive year, transportation crews got their winter tune-up before Halloween, battling blinding rain and high winds as well as slick roads and blizzard conditions.
At the height of the storm overnight, 132 state roads were closed and...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 9:04 PM
After the most expensive political campaign in Maryland's history, proponents of a plan to expand the reach and variety of casino gambling in Maryland won a narrow victory.
The measure would allow Maryland casinos to offer table games such as blackjack...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 6:07 PM
Fishermen and conservationists sparred Thursday over how much to cut back the commercial catch of Atlantic menhaden along the East Coast to rebuild an ecologically and economically important fish population.
Members of conservation and recreational...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Friday proposed restricting mental health patients' access to firearms as part of a broad gun-control package and called for expanding early voting to ease long lines on Election Day.
The governor, in releasing his full...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 2:27 PM
For four decades, the owners of the liquefied natural gas terminal at Cove Point in Calvert County have given a pair of environmental groups a say over expansion of the sprawling complex, originally built to import fuel from abroad via the Chesapeake Bay....
| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:59 PM
The House of Delegates voted Friday to raise taxes on gasoline for the first time since 1992, heeding Gov. Martin O'Malley's call for an infusion of money to pay for roads, mass transit and other transportation priorities.
House passage, by an unofficial...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:55 PM
The House of Delegates moved closer to abolishing Maryland's death penalty Wednesday night as it rejected changes that attempted to turn Gov. Martin O'Malley's bill into something less than full repeal.
In the first of several key tests, delegates...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Maryland senators alternatively questioned, challenged and heralded Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun-control bill for more than two hours Tuesday, a prelude to a debate expected to stretch through the week as lawmakers wrestle over whether to...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Baltimore and Maryland's counties could impose their own 5-cents-a-gallon tax on gas to pay for local roads and buses under a proposal by Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller.
Miller also proposed Thursday leasing a state toll highway to a private...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 6:32 PM
The Maryland Senate approved a sweeping gun-control bill Thursday that would give the state one of the strictest firearm laws in the country.
The contentious issue moved immediately to the House of Delegates, where the chamber's first public hearing...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:28 AM
The Maryland Transportation Authority has thrown some cold water on the idea of leasing the Intercounty Connector as a relatively pain-free way of raising money to pay for other projects – saying such deals are too complex to enter into without...