| 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...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Allegations that a cabal of Black Guerrilla Family gang members effectively took over the Baltimore City Detention Center have prompted a rare out-of-session legislative hearing on the state's prison system.
The House Judiciary Committee scheduled a May...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 3:08 PM
In addition to having a hand on the nation's checkbook, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is reaping a political reward from her new assignment as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee: a significant increase in campaign cash.
The Maryland Democrat, who...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 2:23 PM
The ACLU of Maryland is calling for legislators to halt funding to religious and private schools, saying that taxpayer money should be put toward the state's funding obligation to public schools.
In a release, the advocacy organization called a taxpayer...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Long-held dreams of freshly painted walls, hallways bathed in natural light and classrooms buzzing with technology could become a reality in Baltimore as schools watch with cautious optimism as a financial plan to overhaul the district's buildings moves...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:31 PM
The House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a $1.1 billion plan Friday to rebuild Baltimore's deteriorated school buildings, sending the bill to the Senate.
The vote was 107 to 30, with about a dozen Republicans joining all Democrats in supporting the...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Three women known for strong will and public accomplishment received the Maryland Senate's First Citizen awards Wednesday, capping an annual tradition in the upper chamber.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and former U.S. Rep. Helen Delich...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 8:44 AM
The House of Delegates passed Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget virtually unchanged Friday, sending the $37 billion plan to the Senate.
The proposal nearly closes a long-term budget gap that once stood at $2 billion, gives raises to state workers for the...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 10:58 AM
An ambitious, $2.6 million plan to renovate the Havre de Grace opera house on Union Avenue would include joining the former city hall building with the neighboring firehouse, installing a first floor theater and making the entire building accessible to...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Baltimore County Republican Rep. Andy Harris was appointed to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee on Thursday, giving the state another voice in how federal dollars are spent.
Harris, is in his second term representing the Eastern Shore...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 2:58 PM
When the public became outraged that a member of the Baltimore County Council would retire with a $54,000-a-year pension for life, then-Councilman Kevin Kamenetz moved to enact limits council pensions — but not for him or any of his colleagues. When...
| May 10, 2012
| 10:45 AM
There's a tendency among some to shorthand the ongoing federal budget debate as between Republicans who want to reduce government spending and Democrats who don't. This isn't really the case, as recent actions in the House have demonstrated.