After petitions sent three Maryland laws to voters this fall — the first such referendums in 20 years — state leaders said Tuesday that the process designed in the days before electronic signatures needs a fresh look.
With President Barack Obama winning re-election on the overwhelming support of the Latino community and Republicans trying to work out how they fared so poorly among a bloc they see as a natural constituency, leaders of both parties say they are ready to take up comprehensive immigration reform.
For the first time in its history, Cecil County will have a county executive and, based on early unofficial election returns from Tuesday night, Republican Tari Moore will be the first to hold that office.
Maryland Republicans proved they can put the Democrat-controlled General Assembly's laws on the ballot, but they can't actually build the campaign structure, organization and public support needed to win on election day.
If 2,500 Baltimore middle school students had their way Tuesday, President Barack Obama would be re-elected, children of illegal immigrants would pay in-state tuition rates, same-sex couples could marry and gambling in Maryland would not expand.
Maryland same sex marriage inched closer to a historic victory as Baltimore County results were tallied after the polls closed. If the Civil Marriage Protection Act, Question 6, passes Maryland would be the first state to approve such a measure by popular vote.
Early returns from a busy day of voting in Harford County Tuesday showed Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney with a comfortable lead over President Barack Obama, while the three most controversial statewide ballot questions were being soundly rejected.
The Dreamers — students brought to the United States illegally as children, who now want to pursue higher education here — gathered at a Mexican restaurant in Fells Point Tuesday evening and ended up celebrating approval of the Maryland Dream Act