| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Harford County Executive David Craig called on the Maryland General Assembly this week to repeal the so-called rain tax in the next legislative session.
Craig, a candidate for Maryland governor, raised red flags about the measure last fall, asking at...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Being named one of three sustainable communities in Baltimore County by the state of Maryland has opened the door for Catonsville to receive state funds for revitalization projects in the area.
Since being named a sustainable community, the Greater...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 2:00 AM
When Baltimore school officials lobbied state lawmakers to fund an ambitious $1 billion, 10-year plan this year to modernize facilities, no one understood having a decade-long vision more than Sen. Catherine Pugh.
It was about 10 years ago that Pugh...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:14 AM
When Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota, ranking member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, helped Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa craft an amendment to the Farm Bill that would nullify dozens — if not hundreds — of state...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Eastern Shore and Western Maryland lawmakers joined Comptroller Peter Franchot on Thursday in calling for school to start after Labor Day.
The proposed change, hailed as a way to promote family time and extend the tourist season, would have a $74.3...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley this week announced his longtime aide Jeanne Hitchcock will lead his lobbying efforts during his final year in office.
Hitchcock, who will also keep her role as secretary of appointments, will take over as chief legislative officer....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Imagine for a moment that you are in a hurry. It's 7:30 in the morning, and you're stuck in your car late for work on a two-lane suburban road behind a big yellow school bus that's stopping frequently to pick up kids. Might you be tempted to pass it...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 3:59 PM
A recent statewide survey shows fewer drivers are flouting laws that require them to stop for school buses picking up and dropping off children, but the number of violations still remains in the thousands a day.
The Maryland State Department of...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:49 AM
State officials dedicated a new $32.7 million MARC station in Halethorpe to the late Del. James E. "Ned" Malone, Sr. on Monday.
Gov. Martin O'Malley and U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, who was speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates when Malone was in the...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. is entitled to his belief that the Supreme Court did the right thing in striking at the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ("Court's Voting Rights Act ruling should be a cause for celebration," July 14). He is not...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:30 AM
The Prince George's County Board of Education last week approved a $1.687 billion budget for fiscal year 2014, up $23.3 million from last year.
The budget is approximately $5.5 million below the original request put forth by the board earlier this year....
| Aug 6, 2013
| 10:25 AM
The Baker Family thought the Old Westminster Winery could be a Carroll County hidden gem located on the gravel-covered Old Westminster Road when it opened for wine tastings June 8.
But things have gone far better than the family ever could have...