| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:52 PM
The General Assembly moved Saturday to dramatically change Maryland's drug laws as the House of Delegates joined the Senate in voting to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil offense punishable only by a fine.
The House voted 78-55 to...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:41 AM
Maryland's minimum wage will rise to $10.10 by July 2018 under a bill granted final passage by state lawmakers Monday. The measure goes to Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley for his promised signature.
Raising the wage above the federal minimum of $7.25 an...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:47 PM
A divided Supreme Court has struck down aggregate limits on how much money wealthy donors may spend on elections, a decision that could pour vast sums of new cash into the nation's increasingly expensive system of campaign finance.
The 5-4 ruling...
| Apr 8, 2014
By the time confetti fell in Annapolis on Monday night, state lawmakers had loosened marijuana laws, made Maryland the second state in the country to raise its minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and whittled their way through more than 2,600 bills...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Why is Martin O'Malley running for the democratic presidential nomination when everyone on the planet knows it belongs to Hillary Clinton?
After all, he is not a man known for flights of fantasy. And, according to a Baltimore Sun poll, most...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 7:50 AM
In true-blue Maryland, where Democrats outnumber Republicans more than 2 to 1, life can be difficult in the GOP.
But not in Anne Arundel County, where Republicans have had a measure of success — and are looking for more.
"We're a bastion of...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:44 PM
The filing deadline is just days away, and while a number of candidates have filed for Harford County executive and county council, a few slots remain open in both the Democratic and Republican party primary races.
Candidates for county and state...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:25 PM
Update: After this story was filed, District 3 County Council candidate Brent Loveless decided to withdraw from the race, citing conflicts with his job.
The Feb. 25 candidate filing deadline has passed, and Howard County’s cast of 2014...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Candidates remain unopposed in three Harford County races after the Tuesday 9 p.m. deadline to file as a candidate for 2014 came and went.
Two incumbent county officeholders, Harford County Council District B Councilman Joe Woods and Register of Wills...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Amid growing speculation about Hillary Clinton's presidential ambitions, Gov. Martin O'Malley managed to ramp up his national political fundraising last year as he weighed whether to seek the Democratic Party nomination, according to a pair of campaign...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Towson-area races for Baltimore County Council and the Maryland General Assembly took shape Tuesday night, when candidates for office were required to file with the state board of elections.
The area will see several contested races, though one local...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Building on the Dream Act approved by voters in 2012, Democrat Anthony G. Brown proposed Thursday that Maryland provide low-interest college loans to the children of workers who are in this country illegally.
Brown's proposal came on a busy day in the...