| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:01 PM
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...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 5:34 PM
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...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:22 PM
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....
| May 2, 2013
| 3:46 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 8:06 AM
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...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:49 PM
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...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 5:07 PM
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...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 9:42 AM
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....
| Apr 9, 2013
| 5:03 PM
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....
| Nov 24, 2012
| 12:24 PM
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...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 1:08 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 3:00 AM
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...