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  • Balto. Co. bill would protect Middle River Depot development in zoning fight

    It would be easier to redevelop large, historic manufacturing sites in Baltimore County under legislation approved Monday by the County Council. Under the bill, tracts of land 40 acres or larger that are zoned for heavy manufacturing and include...
  • Maryland Democrats win big on ballot questions

    Maryland Democrats win big on ballot questions
    One of the biggest winners in Maryland Tuesday night was not technically on the ballot: the Democratic leadership in Annapolis. All four of the controversial ballot questions were about measures championed by Gov. Martin O'Malley and approved by the...
  • Ads to promote new gun control law

    Ads to promote new gun control law
    Advertisements praising Maryland's new gun control law will appear on Baltimore-area televisions soon after the measure is signed Thursday — the first volley in a two-pronged effort to defend the legislation and the politicians who voted for it....
  • O'Malley signs death penalty repeal

    O'Malley signs death penalty repeal
    Surrounded by religious leaders, civil rights activists and others who have fought for years to stop executions in Maryland, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Thursday repealing the state's death penalty. Unless the law is overturned in a...
  • Penn National puts up $5.5 million to defeat gambling expansion in Md

    Casino giant Penn National Gaming Inc. threw down $5.5 million last week to defeat a November referendum on expanding gambling, according to a report made public this morning by the Maryland State Board of Elections. The Pennsylvania-based firm has...
  • Maryland gun-control opponents won't seek referendum

    Maryland gun-control opponents won't seek referendum
    Opponents of Maryland's tough new gun-control law said Wednesday that they will not seek to petition it to referendum and instead will back a lawsuit planned by the National Rifle Association. "This is a constitutional right that should not go to the...
  • Petition effort begun to overturn gun law

    Petition effort begun to overturn gun law
    If you hate Maryland's new gun law and wish you could vote against it, Sue Payne is looking for you. The Montgomery County woman this week filed paperwork with the Board of Elections to petition the controversial new gun-control bill to referendum.  She...
  • Gun referendum? Go ahead and make our day

    Gun referendum? Go ahead and make our day
    With Gov. Martin O'Malley's landmark gun control bill given final approval by the Senate on Friday and waiting only the governor's signature to be enacted into law, Democrats in Annapolis are likely hoping that the next step will be talk of the "R" word....
  • NRA plans to challenge Maryland gun law

    NRA plans to challenge Maryland gun law
    National Rifle Association President David Keene said Tuesday that the organization intends to challenge the constitutionality of Maryland's newly passed gun law, as a conservative group readied plans to try to overturn the law through voter referendum....
  • Defeats lead to calls for Maryland Republican chief's ouster

    Defeats lead to calls for Maryland Republican chief's ouster
    After the sound drubbing Maryland Republicans received at the ballot box this month, a faction in the state GOP is calling for the resignation of state party Chairman Alex Mooney. The effort follows a race in which the state party not only saw most of...
  • Washington voters approve gay marriage after similar measures pass in Maryland, Maine

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has approved gay marriage, joining Maine and Maryland as the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote. Voter returns released since election night show Referendum 74 has maintained its lead of 52...
  • Penn National, up to its old tricks

    Penn National, up to its old tricks
    There was a strong case to be made against Question 7, Maryland's referendum on expanded gambling, and we made it. Although it may make sense for Maryland to adopt table games, and eventually even to allow a sixth casino in Prince George's County, the...