| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:12 PM
A powerful voice joined the growing chorus to raise the state's minimum wage Thursday as Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said it was time for Maryland to act.
"Blue-collar people are finding it increasingly hard to make ends meet," Miller said....
| Feb 13, 2013
| 7:45 PM
The murder-suicide that left two University of Maryland students dead provided fresh fodder in Annapolis Wednesday for lawmakers debating whether to tighten Maryland's gun laws, with supporters saying the tragic incident gave them new resolve while...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Sen. Nancy Jacobs' commentary was right on the mark ("Marylanders' wallets run on empty," July 2). Gov. Martin O'Malley and the many state senators and delegates in the Maryland General Assembly who voted for higher gasoline taxes, tolls and fees have...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:44 AM
House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller have held on to their respective jobs longer than anyone in Maryland history, but they haven't done it alone. Both are known for top-notch staffs led by politically savvy, resilient...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:44 PM
State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle called for Del. Don Dwyer Jr. to reassess his personal and political lives after the three-term Republican was charged with drunken driving Tuesday — months after pleading guilty to operating a boat while...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Del. Joseph F. Vallario Jr., the Prince George's County Democrat who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, is the frequent target of accusations that his public role and private interests conflict. That criticism usually boils down to a disagreement...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Timothy A. Perry, last year's top-earning Annapolis lobbyist and a former top aide to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, has left the Baltimore law firm of Gordon Feinblatt to launch his own firm with three partners.
Perry announced Monday that...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Archbishop William E. Lori writes that religious freedom is under threat in the United States by the exclusion of religious values from public life ("Religious freedom under threat in U.S.," June 16). This is difficult to understand in Maryland where...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:28 PM
As the Netflix political thriller "House of Cards" took over the Maryland State House for filming this week, House Speaker Michael E. Busch found himself not only hushed by film crews outside his office, but also outranked by his wife.
Crews from the...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Crews from the political thriller "House of Cards" began transforming the Maryland House of Delegates chamber Thursday to resemble the U.S. Senate. The television series will take over the State House next week.
The more than 230-year-old building...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:29 PM
The head of security at the Baltimore jail failed a polygraph test administered after a federal indictment alleged widespread corruption on her watch, corrections secretary Gary D. Maynard told lawmakers at a hearing in Annapolis.
Shavella Miles is...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Del. Ron George, a two-term state legislator from Anne Arundel County and Annapolis Main Street jeweler, will take the political leap of his life Wednesday night as he announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor in 2014.