| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:28 AM
Last week, the two top leaders of the Maryland General Assembly expressed interest in reducing the estate tax for the heirs of wealthier residents. It's an idea that's been trotted out before, usually by Republicans, and it seldom gets very far in...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 11:49 AM
It doesn't take a doctor to diagnose Fix-is-in Disease, the condition common to politicians who look out for favored individuals. In the recent outbreak in Annapolis, the warning signs are too painfully obvious for most anyone to ignore.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 8:23 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley and legislative leaders are pushing for a new system to quickly determine whether criminal suspects are eligible for release without bail — a move they say will resolve constitutional concerns over the rights of defendants...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Drama over stormwater fees continues in Anne Arundel County, where a proposal by Del. Steve Schuh to exempt the county from the fees was met with resistance from fellow delegates last week.
Schuh's bill would remove Anne Arundel from the list of 10...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:13 AM
At first, leaders of the General Assembly were promising as many hearings as it would take to get to the bottom of the failure of Maryland's health care exchange website. Then they decided to put off questions about what went wrong until an audit that...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:56 PM
With the filing deadline for the 2014 elections passing Tuesday night at 9 p.m., the fields are set for Republican and Democratic primary elections for local offices, including the competitive race to become Anne Arundel County executive.
At the top...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:47 PM
The four-way race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general became a three-person contest Tuesday night as Del. C. William Frick dropped his faltering campaign.
Frick, 39, withdrew his candidacy Tuesday night -- about an hour before the 9 p.m....
| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:23 PM
With a little over three weeks left in the General Assembly session this year, legislative leaders are scrambling to come up with a response to a potentially costly Court of Appeals ruling requiring legal representation for all criminal defendants...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:15 PM
By a wide margin, Maryland voters want to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 a hour, a poll conducted for The Baltimore Sun shows.
A majority of voters in every region of the state supports that wage increase, and the proposal has near-unanimous...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Parents who have fought for years to get an elected school board in Baltimore County have won key support for a compromise measure that is given a good chance of passage in the General Assembly.
The county's House and Senate delegations voted...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 6:01 AM
An Anne Arundel County man was arrested Friday after police said he threatened violence against a county councilman and the presiding officers of the General Assembly — an incident allegedly touched off by his outrage over the construction of a...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:03 AM
The train wreck of Maryland's Affordable Care Act insurance exchange should have been no surprise to Gov. Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown or anyone else responsible for its creation. That's the unmistakable conclusion from a Washington Post...