| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:23 PM
A generational shift within the Maryland Republican Party picked up steam Tuesday as a veteran GOP senator called an end to her legislative career and a conservative favorite launched an audacious challenge to an incumbent Democratic congressman.
| Feb 27, 2013
| 7:08 PM
The centerpiece of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun control bill survived the Maryland Senate intact Wednesday, though opponents vowed to keep fighting the proposal to give the state some of the nation’s strictest gun laws.
A new licensing...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 9:40 AM
A Senate committee has killed a Republican-sponsored bill to shield
from public scrutiny the names and personal information of people who sign petitions to bring General Assembly-passed bills to referendum.
The Senate Education, Health and...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 10:01 AM
As the gun control debate rages in Annapolis, many Harford County's legislators say they oppose tougher laws on ownership and registration, landing them in the minority among their colleagues in the Maryland General Assembly.
All three of Harford's...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The Maryland Senate voted Wednesday to make Maryland the 18th state to abolish the death penalty, putting Gov. Martin O'Malley one step closer to a significant legislative victory.
The 27-20 vote sent the bill to the House of Delegates, where repeal...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Howard County will "most likely" drop its plans to build an apartment building for the chronically homeless at the site of the Beechcrest Mobile Home Park, in North Laurel, according to county spokesman Mark Miller.
The Howard County Housing...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:21 PM
The General Assembly took an important step toward repealing Maryland's death penalty Thursday night when a key committee, for the first time in decades, approved a bill to end capital punishment.
The Senate Judicial Proceedings committee voted 6-5 to...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Gov. Martin O’Malley urged the General Assembly on Wednesday to approve an unabashedly liberal agenda that includes repeal of the state’s death penalty, new curbs on guns and spending for construction projects that create jobs.
| Apr 30, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Dozens of people came to downtown Bel Air Saturday afternoon to take part in the Harford County Republican Central Committee's Second Amendment Rally and to meet many of the local legislators who tried unsuccessfully to defeat the state's latest gun...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 12:48 PM
If you hold a gathering of more than 50 boats in Maryland waters after June 1, you can expect to pay a "marine gathering permit fee" — the amount yet to be determined — under legislation proposed by the O'Malley administration.
| Mar 13, 2012
| 3:47 PM
The two candidates from Harford County for the Second Congressional District are continuing to campaign, while they also try to fulfill their duties at state legislators.
One of them, Del. Rick Impallaria, only formally announced his campaign last...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 3:28 PM
Harford's delegates and other House Republicans were still debating late Thursday afternoon a package of budget legislation the Maryland Senate passed nearly a week ago.
Local politicians don't approve of a big part of the package: shifting the cost of...