The Senate voted Monday to allow states to assess a sales tax on purchases from Amazon.com, eBay and other online retailers in a bipartisan measure that would also reduce the increase planned for Maryland's gas tax.
Five air traffic control towers in Maryland that had been slated to shut down in June as a result of federal budget cuts are now expected to remain open, federal officials said Wednesday — easing fears that the closures could have backed up traffic at BWI Marshall Airport.
WASHINGTON — Online shoppers would be more likely to pay state sales tax on purchases under legislation advanced in the Senate Monday — but as a result of legislative maneuvering in Annapolis, Marylanders could also wind up paying less for gas.
WASHINGTON — In addition to having a hand on the nation's checkbook, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is reaping a political reward from her new assignment as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee: A significant increase in campaign cash.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Friday a plan to fast-track disability claims at least a year old, a move that advocates expect will bring relief to Maryland servicemen and women who face one of the largest backlogs in the country.
Thomas E. Perez faced pointed questions at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday about whether politics influenced his decisions as the head of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Justice Department.
Tough new regulations to protect chicken growers on the Eastern Shore were quietly rolled back in a massive federal spending bill last month — enraging advocates for the mom-and-pop farms and straining their already rocky relationship with Salisbury-based Perdue.
Food safety groups are ramping up pressure on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski over language included in a government funding bill that would make it harder for courts to block the planting of genetically engineered crops.
Lawrence W. "Larry" Simns Sr., a former waterman and longtime outspoken advocate for the Chesapeake Bay and those who made their livelihood on its waters, died Thursday from bone cancer at his Rock Hall home. He was 75.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Harford County, home to a major federal installation in Aberdeen Proving Ground and the massive federal military and civilian workforce that comes with it, is bracing for federal spending cuts – known as sequestration – which could have a ripple effect far beyond Aberdeen.
Checks will arrive on time, but nearly every other task the Social Security Administration performs will be delayed if Washington fails to stop deep federal budget cuts this week — from answering phones to determining eligibility for disability claims.
WASHINGTON -- Maryland would lose $14.4 million in federal education funding, roughly 46,000 Department of Defense employees would be furloughed and 2,050 fewer children would receive vaccines if looming across-the-board spending cuts are allowed to take effect this week, according to a report released Sunday by the Obama administration.
Scientists at the nation's leading research institutions are warning that continued uncertainty over federal funding for biomedical research in the U.S. could lead to a brain drain that will eventually undermine development of new treatments.
President Barack Obama used the first State of the Union address of his second term to try to breathe new life into his economic agenda, reviving modest measures to spur growth and trying to create fresh momentum in the all-but-stagnant talks over deficit reduction.
By By Kathleen Hennessey, Christi Parsons and John Fritze and Tribune Newspapers
Hattie Harrison, the matriarch of East Baltimore politics who often greeted colleagues as "Baby" and was known for her signature curled hair and Southern cooking, will be remembered at a funeral at noon Feb. 9.
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is calling on the Obama administration to prohibit federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss salaries -- a new twist on a key provision of the pay equality legislation the Maryland Democrat has sought for years.
Calling the failures at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore inexcusable, Maryland's congressional leadership on Monday demanded the beleaguered agency develop an immediate action plan to fix the local problems and assign a senior official to ensure progress is made.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama began his second term Monday by calling for an end to the rigid ideologies of modern politics but laying out a broad policy agenda more likely to stoke partisan confrontation than avoid it.
Crisfield, Md., is just now beginning to rebuild from the floods that accompanied Sandy — the worst experienced here in 80 years — but the Eastern Shore city faces big challenges as its leaders embark on the far more difficult task of preparing for future storms.