| Jan 13, 2013
| 2:01 PM
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...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:01 PM
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...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 7:03 PM
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...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 5:25 AM
The end of the 2014 General Assembly session in Annapolis will mark the end of 48 years in public service for Howard County Sen. Jim Robey.
Robey, an Elkridge Democrat, confirmed Tuesday, April 16, that he will retire next year after eight years in...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:51 AM
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...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 6:01 PM
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...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 1:13 PM
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...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 4:42 PM
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...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 12:35 PM
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...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Maryland lawmakers called Wednesday for a sweeping inquiry into the state prison system, amid allegations that a gang effectively took over the Baltimore City Detention Center, orchestrating crimes from behind bars and impregnating female correctional...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:57 PM
The Maryland General Assembly gave final approval Friday to Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed gas tax increase, raising costs for motorists while providing an infusion of hundreds of millions of dollars a year for new roads and mass transit projects.
| Dec 26, 2012
| 4:39 PM
A panel established by the General Assembly to recommend changes to Maryland's campaign finance laws is urging lawmakers to adopt sweeping reforms to ensure the public knows where election money is coming from and how it is being use to influence their...