| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Del. Don H. Dwyer Jr., who faces alcohol-related charges in a powerboat crash off Pasadena that injured him and six others last August, has been moved off the House committee that handles legislation involving drunken driving and boating.
Dwyer, an Anne...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith, who represents South Laurel and Montpelier residents in legislative District 23A, met recently with constituents at the Montpelier Arts Center. While being treated to delectable snacks and coffee, community residents took...
| 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...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 9:06 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's sweeping gun bill that has stalled in the House of Delegates will get a key committee vote on Friday, delegates said.
The Maryland Senate in February moved swiftly on legislation that would ban the sale of assault-style rifles,...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Hundreds of pro-gun activists again swarmed Annapolis on Tuesday in hopes of turning the tide against gun control.
Polls show that banning assault weapons and requiring a license to buy a handgun have broad support among Marylanders, but gun rights...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Legislation that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana hit friction in a key committee Thursday afternoon.
The proposal to give only a fine - and not jail time - to people caught with less than 10 grams of pot passed the Senate...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:41 AM
The House of Delegates began final debate Wednesday on Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun-bill that would give Maryland some of the country's strictest gun laws.
The discussion resumed after a six-hours of debate Tuesday night that was dominated by attempts...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 8:11 AM
On March 9, Gov. Martin O'Malleysaid he is likely to veto a medical marijuana law if the Maryland General Assembly passes one. His spokeswoman said he is concerned about a Feb. 9, 2012 letter from Charles Oberly, Delaware's U.S. attorney, to Gov. Jack...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:50 PM
The House Judiciary Committee approved legislation Wednesday that would cut the penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana in a way that curtails the right to an initial jury trial on the charges.
By a 16-4 vote, members said, the panel...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 3:34 PM
William N. Jackson, a decorated World War II veteran and retired Internal Revenue Service group supervisor who assisted in the criminal investigation of 1970s political corruption cases, died at Sinai Hospital on Sunday after falling at his home. He was...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, the governor's point man on legislation governing public-private partnerships, said Wednesday that the administration will not risk the measure's defeat over a controversial amendment that could change the rules for appeals in a...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 9:00 AM
In his recent op-ed, "Sanctuary Baltimore, no questions asked" (March 26) Dan Rodricks wrongfully assumes that welcoming illegal immigrants will help increase Baltimore's tax base. But there is a consensus among nonpartisan economists that illegal...