| Apr 21, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Washington County’s state legislators pursued some lofty but unattainable goals this year, along with several more grounded ideas that succeeded.
Sen. George C. Edwards and Del. John P. Donoghue each won a share of the state’s capital...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:33 PM
A gun-control bill endorsed by Gov. Martin O’Malley passed the Senate on Thursday after days of spirited debate and heads now to the House of Delegates.
There are Washington County legislators such as Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, who are...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:12 PM
A move to repeal the death penalty in Maryland took another step forward with the state Senate voting 27-20 on Wednesday to abolish capital punishment.
Every legislator in the Washington County delegation is against the repeal except Sen. Ronald N....
| Mar 7, 2013
| 4:48 PM
A bill introduced by Del. Neil C. Parrott, R-Washington, that would allow campaigning and campaign signs on the premises of a public building up to a specified boundary received a favorable vote from the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Hundreds of gun-control opponents showed up in the state capital Wednesday as Gov. Martin O’Malley testified in front of a senate judicial committee in support a bill that would bring stricter gun laws to the state.
Among those crowding the Lawyer&...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Western Maryland legislators were briefed on a state plan to reduce the amount of pollutants in the Chesapeake Bay by Robert Summers, secretary of the Maryland Department of Environment, at a delegation meeting Thursday.
“2025 is the deadline...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Gov. Martin O’Malley testified Thursday at hearings in front of the House and Senate judicial committees in support of his bill to repeal the death penalty, but a majority of Washington County legislators still support the death penalty.
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Del. Neil Parrott, R Washington, is stepping up his campaign to increase the maximum speed limit in the state to 70 miles per hour.
Parrott, who is a traffic engineer, has introduced a bill in the current session to increase the speed limit on...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
For several years, Gov. Martin O’Malley has been talking about raising transportation funds for Maryland with a possible sales tax increase on gasoline.
Last year, he floated an idea of a 6 percent sales tax increase on gas, but did not find a...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Karen Cremins is a Democrat who supported Barack Obama’s re-election bid. Her husband, Jim Cremins, identifies himself as a conservative.
Their son, Sean, a graduate of North Hagerstown High School, will perform Monday in the inaugural parade with...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Del. Neil C. Parrott stirred up the state last year by creating a website to collect signed petitions, forcing laws such as the ones on same-sex marriage and in-state tuition for illegal immigrants onto the ballot in the November election.
| Dec 19, 2012
| 3:53 PM
Washington County’s state legislators reacted cautiously Wednesday to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to introduce legislation to try to prevent mass shootings but signaled an openness to having conversations about the issue.