| Mar 27, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Four weeks after Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun-control bill passed the Senate, a key House committee has yet to schedule a vote and continues to debate whether to scale it back.
Among the possible changes still on the table: whether to take the AR-15 and a...
| 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 8, 2013
| 12:04 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's bill to repeal the death penalty is one step closer to passage after a House committee voted Friday to approve it.
The bill — already passed by the Senate — goes now to the full House of Delegates.
| Mar 9, 2013
| 12:41 PM
As Maryland contemplates passing one of the nation's strictest gun laws, at least seven other states have courted its gun manufacturers, offering tax incentives and open arms elsewhere.
The governor of Texas, West Virginia's House speaker and an Illinois...
| May 15, 2013
| 12:42 PM
The entire undergraduate student bodies of the Johns Hopkins University and the U.S. Naval Academy combined. The population of Bel Air, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The average attendance at a Hershey Bears hockey game (the highest in the AHL)....
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Legislation that would undo a court ruling labeling pit bulls as inherently
dangerous appeared increasingly imperiled as the Senate and House dug in their heels on conflicting positions Tuesday.
By a 40-6 vote, the full Senate rejected an effort by...
| May 7, 2013
| 10:39 AM
When federal authorities announced a sweeping indictment alleging widespread corruption by 13 guards at the Baltimore City Detention Center, members of the House of Delegates Judiciary Committee were quick to call for a hearing so they could demand...
| May 9, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Thursday that he would expand the use of technology to block cell phone calls in Maryland corrections facilities, part of a set of reforms designed to "root out corruption" after a federal indictment alleged widespread gang...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:40 AM
The evil that comes from a one-party state could not be more glaring than in the wake of the federal indictments over the corruption in the state-run Baltimore City Detention Center.
Gov. Martin O'Malley has attempted to turn the astonishing degree of...
| May 3, 2013
| 7:09 PM
General Assembly leaders say a joint committee of top legislators will hear from corrections officials about alleged corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center.
The briefing, to be held in June, replaces a House Judiciary Committee hearing that...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 5:53 PM
The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is pushing legislation to close what it describes as loopholes in state law that allow police to keep DNA samples from people never convicted of crimes.
Del. Jill P. Carter, a Baltimore Democrat, said Friday she...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The Senate voted Monday to allow states to assess a sales tax on purchases from Amazon.com, eBay and other online retailers in a bipartisan measure that would also reduce the increase planned for Maryland's gas tax.
The bill, which passed 69-27, would...