| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:18 PM
State lawmakers from Baltimore County hope to increase the availability of growlers, the refillable jugs that have become popular among craft beer enthusiasts.
Sales of growlers have expanded elsewhere in Maryland in recent years, and county lawmakers...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:48 AM
A bill to require a partially elected school board in Baltimore County gained overwhelming approval this week from a Senate committee, and will now go to the full Senate for a vote.
Whether the eight-year effort by a group of county legislators and...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Longtime Baltimore County Councilman John Olszewski Sr. will not seek re-election next year, he told supporters this weekend.
The Dundalk Democrat, first elected in 1998, says he wants to put his energy into the campaign of his son, Del. John Olszewski...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Marking a generational shift in Baltimore County politics, Del. John A. Olszewski Jr. is scheduled to announce Tuesday that he's running for the Dundalk-area Maryland Senate seat held by Sen. Norman R. Stone Jr. for almost 50 years.
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:31 PM
The House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a $1.1 billion plan Friday to rebuild Baltimore's deteriorated school buildings, sending the bill to the Senate.
The vote was 107 to 30, with about a dozen Republicans joining all Democrats in supporting the...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 4:00 AM
A deal environmentalists thought had been worked out to stop mostly out-of-state paper mills from cashing in on Maryland's renewable energy law by burning so-called "black liquor" has come unglued. The state's only paper plant in Allegany County has...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Legislation that would have phased out millions in ratepayer-financed subsidies for mostly out-of-state paper mills died in a House committee Friday, just a day after the Senate passed a companion measure.
The House version of the so-called "black...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 6:55 PM
For nearly 30 years, local, state and federal authorities have wrestled with what to do about an old dump in North Point that's been leaking toxic waste into nearby wetlands and Back River.
On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency declared the...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 5:52 PM
About 10:30 p.m. Monday, House Speaker Michael E. Busch walked across the State House and delivered a grim message to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller: There weren't enough votes in the House to pass the gambling bill.
Everything was unraveling....
| May 2, 2012
| 5:22 PM
Baltimore County's dental clinics can now accept Medicaid, and patients will find better equipment when they visit.
The county — which has clinics at the Eastern Family Resource Center in Rosedale and the Liberty Family Resource Center in...
| May 30, 2012
| 5:55 PM
With the Sparrows Point steel mill preparing for a shutdown next week and a possible sale, Baltimore County officials began looking Wednesday for ways to redevelop the peninsula, bringing new jobs and businesses to the area around the ailing plant.
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:20 AM
State lawmakers are asking the Baltimore County Council to postpone a vote on a measure that would change the way public employees may challenge decisions on retirement benefits, saying it could violate state law.
All but two members of the county...