| Jan 2, 2013
| 5:17 PM
A plan by the Department of Juvenile Services to double capacity at a privately run residential facility for young offenders was put off Wednesday after state officials expressed concern about the system "backsliding" toward larger, harder-to-manage...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 3:20 PM
This time last year, the Maryland General Assembly was mired in anger and confusion.
The House and Senate were feuding over taxes and casino gambling. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch were butting heads....
| Mar 19, 2013
| 5:27 PM
As the Maryland Senate voted Tuesday to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, advocates for legalizing the drug saw an opening move in a multiyear effort to make it completely legal.
"I think the taboo has been lifted on talking about...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Del. Frank Turner said he doesn't like increasing the gas tax, but "to do nothing is irresponsible." Turner, a Columbia Democrat, served as Democratic floor leader for the heated gas tax debate, which was eventually passed by the House of Delegates, 76 to...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 5:26 PM
A compromise in the General Assembly over legislation to undo a court ruling that declared pit bulls inherently dangerous has unraveled, turning what had appeared to be a settled issue into a dogfight between two veteran legislators.
The breakdown in the...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Sen. Robert A. Zirkin called on a Senate committee Tuesday to approve legislation expanding the state Public Service Commission's role in overseeing the state's interstate natural gas pipelines -- including one running alongside his Owing Mills home....
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:40 PM
A House committee has killed a bill that would have imposed state safety regulations on interstate natural gas pipelines that run through Maryland after concerns were raised whether they would conflict with federal law.
The Economic Matters Committee...
| Sep 10, 2011
A legislative task force considering ways to improve the selection of Baltimore County school board members abruptly decided Friday to rule out recommending the addition of any elected board members.
State Sen. Bobby Zirkin, a Pikesville Democrat, said...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 12:37 PM
This is a tale of two counties, Baltimore and Howard, and their school boards.
In Baltimore County, not a single board member is elected. Every member is appointed by the governor.
It's the opposite in adjacent Howard County. Every member is elected....
| Oct 7, 2011
| 6:27 AM
The task force charged with examining the selection process for the Baltimore County Board of Education will meet to discuss a potential resolution on Thursday, Oct. 6, 4 p.m., at the Randallstown Community Center.
One member of the task force, State...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 2:25 PM
As Maryland embarks on its 10-year redistricting process for the State Senate and House of Delegates — to be addressed in a special session beginning Oct. 17 in Annapolis — some community leaders in the Timonium area are hoping the process...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 3:15 PM
School kids call Catherine Hyde's teenage daughter "freak" and "pervert," or "homo." She's forced to change for gym in a closet and use the teacher's restroom.
Hyde knows her daughter, who was born male, has had it easy in a world where transgender...