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  • Governor predicts assault weapons ban will pass

    Governor predicts assault weapons ban will pass
    Gov. Martin O'Malley predicted that Maryland will ban assault weapons during the General Assembly session that began Wednesday. "Their sole purpose is not for sport; it is to kill human beings — as quickly and as many as possible, as effectively...
  • Virginia proposal complicates Maryland's gas tax debate

    Virginia proposal complicates Maryland's gas tax debate
    The governor of Virginia has thrown a new wrinkle into a Maryland debate by calling for abolition of the commonwealth's gas tax and increasing the sales tax to pay for roads and transit – a move that would alter the competitive balance between the...
  • Marylanders strongly support gun control proposals, poll finds

    Marylanders strongly support gun control proposals, poll finds
    A new poll shows Marylanders strongly support two gun control measures that Gov. Martin O'Malley has suggested he might ask the General Assembly to pass in the wake of last month's elementary school massacre in Connecticut. On another measure the...
  • O'Malley to lead death penalty repeal bid

    O'Malley to lead death penalty repeal bid
    Gov. Martin O'Malley will announce Tuesday that he will make an all-out push for repeal of the death penalty in Maryland, renewing an effort that narrowly fell short four years ago. The governor is scheduled to appear at a noon news conference in...
  • O'Malley predicts voters would back death penalty repeal

    O'Malley predicts voters would back death penalty repeal
    Expressing confidence that "the will is there" in the General Assembly to do away with capital punishment, Gov. Martin O'Malley predicted Tuesday that Maryland voters would uphold a decision to repeal the death penalty. As expected, O'Malley announced...
  • State budget has no tax increases, limited spending, leaders say

    State budget has no tax increases, limited spending, leaders say
    Gov. Martin O'Malley unveiled Wednesday a budget that is "on the verge" of closing a budget gap that once stood at $2 billion.  The governor emphasized the more than 40,000 jobs he expected his $37 billion operating and $3.7 billion capital budget to...
  • Maryland budget reflects improving economy

    Maryland budget reflects improving economy
    Gov. Martin O'Malley released a $37 billion spending plan Wednesday that for the first time in recent years contains no drastic cuts or proposed tax increases. Amid a stronger economy, O'Malley also proposed to boost the pay for state workers, expand...
  • Death penalty, guns to be hot issues before Maryland lawmakers

    Death penalty, guns to be hot issues before Maryland lawmakers
    As the General Assembly session opens this week, Gov. Martin O'Malley and legislative leaders are weighing what to do about the re-emerging issues of gun control and the death penalty as well as a recurring question of how to pay for roads and mass...
  • Miller plans to seek 11th term -- maybe more

    Miller plans to seek 11th term -- maybe more
    In case there was any doubt whatsoever, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller isn't planning to go anytime soon. Miller, the nation's longest-serving Senate president, said in an interview Wednesday that he will seek re-election in 2014 to what would...
  • Senate committee switch could spring wind bill

    UPDATE: An earlier version of this article described the two senators as opponents of death penalty repeal. They are both considered proponents of repeal. A change in the membership of a key Maryland Senate committee could hand Gov. Martin O'Malley a...
  • O'Malley likely to introduce gun legislation

    O'Malley likely to introduce gun legislation
    Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will likely introduce a gun control package in the coming legislative session and reiterated his opposition to assault weapons like the one used in the Newtown massacre. The Democratic governor said he has directed...
  • KAL's year in review, the key

    KAL's year in review, the key
    January 1. A dropped pass and a missed field goal keep Joe Flacco and the Ravens out of the Super Bowl. February 2. Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson becomes Mr. Super PAC by pumping millions into Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign. 3....