| Oct 17, 2012
| 3:53 PM
A Maryland Transit Administration decision to record the conversations of bus drivers and passengers to investigate crimes, accidents and poor customer service has come under attack from privacy advocates and state lawmakers who say it may go too far....
| Oct 22, 2012
| 9:45 AM
There's a famous scene in Robert Penn Warren's political novel, "All the Kings Men," where Willie Stark delivers a fiery speech telling the people that they have been lied to and that the political establishment was counting on them being a bunch of...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Lawyers for the state defended Maryland's new General Assembly districts Wednesday, telling Maryland's highest judges that while the map may not please everyone, it's legal and proper.
"Somebody can always draw a better map. That's not the issue,"...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The extra police officers sent to the Inner Harbor and downtown to combat unruly youths and crime this past weekend recorded 40 arrests, including more than 10 for drug possession, and two handguns seized.
It's a snapshot of crime covering a single,...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 6:55 PM
A key senator announced his support for gay marriage legislation on Thursday, giving it enough votes to clear the upper chamber.
The declaration by Sen. James C. Rosapepe came shortly after a Senate committee approved an amended version of the...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 5:59 AM
State Sen. James Brochin suggested Wednesday that a surcharge could be used to help the Housing Authority of Baltimore City pay nearly $12 million in court-ordered judgments that it owes former public housing tenants who suffered lead-paint poisoning...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 7:34 PM
Baltimore would lose two of its 18 delegates and share one of its six senators with Baltimore County under new state legislative map proposed Friday by a panel appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
The changes would further diminish the city's power in...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 7:19 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's political redistricting plan earned a quick first stamp of approval from the Maryland Senate on Monday night despite a day full of objections from top Republicans — and a sitting Democratic congresswoman — who slammed...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Opponents of a measure to repeal the death penalty in Maryland said Friday they fell short of their goal to collect enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot in the 2014 election.
Del. Neil C. Parrott, one of the leaders of the effort, said...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:51 PM
A Republican Washington County delegate, with help from Democrats, is mounting a challenge to the repeal of the death penalty, a measure that was signed into law by Gov. Martin O’Malley earlier this week.
Neil C. Parrott, R-Washington, announced...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Smithsburg Police Chief George L. Knight Jr. urged state senators on Thursday to help a local family obtain a slain officer’s service weapon.
Christopher S. Nicholson was shot and killed while on duty for Smithsburg police on Dec. 19, 2007....
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:41 PM
Inmates would automatically lose good-time credits if caught with cellphones in prison, under a bill heard Thursday in Annapolis.
The Maryland Division of Correction considers cellphones to be contraband.
Inmates often use cellphones to run drug rings...