RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Laws and Legislation

A collection of news and information related to Laws and Legislation published by this site and its partners.

Top Laws and Legislation Articles

Displaying items 181-192
  • City passes latest property tax break

    City passes latest property tax break
    Property taxes for Baltimore homeowners will drop again under Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to gradually lower the city's rate to bring it more in line with the rest of the state. The city's spending panel agreed Wednesday to lower the rate to...
  • Circuit Court denies Howard referendum petition

    Circuit Court denies Howard referendum petition
    Supporters of an effort to have parts of Howard County's recently passed comprehensive zoning bill sent to  referendum this November faced a setback last week. A Circuit Court judge affirmed a decision by the county Board of Elections to deny a petition...
  • Attorney general questions legality of Harford's lodging tax provision in state budget

    Attorney general questions legality of Harford's lodging tax provision in state budget
    Aberdeen's long-awaited approval for a lodging, or hotel room, tax may have hit another snag, as Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler has raised a question about the legality of the General Assembly's action in granting Harford County authority to...
  • A brief history of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

    A brief history of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay
    2500 B.C.: The earliest evidence of oyster harvesting — shell deposits called middens — indicate that people living in the Chesapeake region were eating oysters and other shellfish as long as early as 2,500 B.C. 1600s: Early colonial...
  • The facts behind the claims in the Democratic debate

    The facts behind the claims in the Democratic debate
    When the Democrats running for governor met for their second three-way television debate Monday night, charges and countercharges flew – along with allegations of distortion, deception and half-truths. Doug Gansler was especially aggressive,...
  • Conservation group targets Prince George's senator

    Conservation group targets Prince George's senator
    A leading Maryland environmental group has taken the unusual step of publicly committing $40,000 to the defeat of a Prince George's County senator it sees as being too pale a shade of green. The Maryland League of Conservation Voters announced it...
  • Harford council candidate opposed to zoning appeals bill [Letter]

    Bill 14-21 is an egregious dereliction of duty on the part of the Harford County Council. That so many current Councilmen co-sponsored this bill is a sad statement on their concern for protecting the rights of the voters.  This Bill would make Harford...
  • City Council calls on companies to pay security guards more

    The Baltimore City Council is unanimously calling for area companies to pay their security guards more. The resolution, which supports the efforts of private security guards to unionize, says labor unions "allow for improved terms and working conditons....
  • Democrats trade barbs in final TV debate

    Democrats trade barbs in final TV debate
    The Democrats running for governor traded barbs Monday night over Maryland's economy, marijuana laws, and the troubled rollout of its health insurance website in their final televised debate before a primary in which pundits suggest many voters are...
  • Ruppersberger untrustworthy on intelligence [Letter]

    Ruppersberger untrustworthy on intelligence [Letter]
    The American people need forthright members of Congress to keep us informed — to the extent possible — about what the government is doing to us in our name. As there are no external sources of information on the classified portions of the...
  • For Ron George, Main Street is not just an address

    For Ron George, Main Street is not just an address
    Third in a series of profiles of candidates for governor. In 1991, Ron George opened a jewelry store on Main Street in Annapolis within sight of the State House dome, placing his name in oversized gold lettering on the 19th-century storefront. It...
  • City Council backs new rules to expand food truck areas

    City Council backs new rules to expand food truck areas
    The Baltimore City Council gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill that would allow the city's growing food truck industry to operate in more places. The rewritten bill is an about-face from an earlier version of the legislation, which sought to...