| Feb 4, 2011
| 9:19 AM
Sen. George C. Edwards
Budget and Taxation Committee
Local office: 13 Canal St., room 304,
Cumberland, MD 21502
James Senate Office Building,
11 Bladen St., Room 322,...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 6:00 PM
Maryland's high rank in innovation and science will help hasten the state's economic recovery, Gov. Martin O'Malley said Thursday in his annual address to the legislature.
In his fifth State of the State speech, O'Malley said Maryland is well...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 4:49 PM
For two Washington County state senators, a same-sex marriage bill was either a fundamental violation of longstanding tradition or an opportunity to end discrimination.
Upon joining the Washington County delegation this year, Sen. Ronald N. Young, D-...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Washington County's Republicans were surprised Thursday when Gov. Martin O'Malley called for a ban on septic systems in large new developments.
O'Malley announced his plan during his annual State of the State address to the Maryland General Assembly....
| Feb 2, 2011
| 6:07 PM
After three years of legislative failure, Dee Myers is steadfast in her quest to strengthen the state's penalty for first-degree child abuse that causes death.
She now has new allies.
Her 4-month-old grandson, Justice Christopher Calvin Myers-Cannon,...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 5:25 PM
Two Washington County delegation Republicans are trying to get Maryland to declare "Ronald Reagan Day," part of a national movement to honor the 40th president.
Sunday is the 100th anniversary of Reagan's birth. He died in 2004.
A bill introduced in the...
| Jan 30, 2011
| 10:56 AM
For a while, Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, couldn’t be found at events that Sen. (and former Del.) Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, attended, including Washington County delegation meetings.
But last week, past tensions...
| Jan 29, 2011
| 12:35 PM
Some members of the Washington County delegation to the Maryland General Assembly think Gov. Martin O'Malley is playing "kick the can down the road" with his proposed fiscal year 2012 budget.
The "kick the can" metaphor, a popular catchphrase for...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 5:21 PM
Some Democratic state lawmakers are trying again to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland.
The proposed bill — the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act — would change the state's Family Law, which currently reads: "Only a...
| Jan 22, 2011
| 5:10 PM
After years of complaints from correctional officers, Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr. thought he'd help clear the air with the state's public safety secretary.
Gary D. Maynard, Maryland's secretary of public safety and correctional services, and J. Michael...
| Jan 16, 2011
| 2:25 PM
A lone D among the R’s
The right side of the Maryland Senate chamber is Republican territory.
But nestled in among the section where the Senate’s 12 Republicans sit is a single Democrat: freshman Ronald N. Young, who represents parts of...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 5:19 PM
Dozens of new lawmakers took their places in the Maryland General Assembly Wednesday, a day of ceremony and tradition before the legislature settles down for three months of pressing business.
This year, legislators must figure out how to close a...