WASHINGTON -- After years of advocating for an overhaul of the nation's tax code, Sen. Ben Cardin took a tentative first step toward that goal on Thursday by introducing legislation to replace much of the current income tax with what he calls a "progressive consumption tax."
City taxpayers will foot some of the bill for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's recent trip to New Orleans in which she campaigned for a fellow Democrat and attended the "Monday Night Football" game between the Ravens and the Saints.
The Town of Sykesville will be holding a public hearing to get feedback from residents and business owners about a proposed amendment to the zoning ordinance starting at 7 p.m. Monday at the town house.
In the past few weeks there has been a lot of discussion about President Obama's response to the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. The question we need to be asking is, what will Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner do?
The Sykesville Town Council and mayor passed a motion to approve the Master Plan amendment that includes text changes, alterations to the Master Plan map and a change to the land-use designation regarding the Warfield Complex.
Unfortunately a bill recently passed by the Baltimore City Council allowing the use of e-cigarettes in restaurants, taverns and casinos not only weakens Baltimore and Maryland's longstanding and popular smoke-free laws, it threatens the health of many city workers. We urge Mayor Rawlings-Blake to see through the tobacco industry smokescreen and use her power to veto this ordinance.
By By Michaeline Fedder and Deborah P. Brown and Bonita Pennino
Recent presidential and congressional measures concerning espionage and data privacy have the potential to bolster our credibility, counter misperceptions and restore trust with our allies overseas. Congress failed to vote on the USA Freedom Act last week, but the bill itself demonstrates our resolve to protect the privacy of all U.S. citizens and end bulk data collection. The NSA is also taking unprecedented steps to protect the rights of those at home and abroad. It is imperative that we
Voters expect their leaders to work together to solve problems. Rather than veto this important legislation, I challenge the mayor to work with the council to strengthen the bill and make body cameras a reality in Baltimore.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Saturday implored City Council to reconsider its proposal to ban most plastic bags at city stores, questioning not only the legislation itself but how he says lawmakers have moved it forward without public input.
With just nine weeks left in Gov. Martin O'Malley's term, time grows short for him to act if he intends to go through with a much-delayed plan to curb Eastern Shore farmers' use of chicken manure in order to help restore the Chesapeake Bay. Farmers, though, hope he delays or drops the plan, as they contend it's too costly and unnecessary.
WASHINGTON -- Child care workers would undergo more stringent background checks and states would be required to spend more to improve the quality of day care under legislation crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that cleared a key vote Thursday and is poised for final approval on Monday.
A proposed five-story apartment building for an industrial area of Timonium is off the table for now. Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff said Wednesday he plans to withdraw a resolution that would have allowed the review process to proceed for the project on West Aylesbury Road.
WASHINGTON -- Legislation crafted by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings that would speed the release of certain White House records won unanimous approval from the House of Representatives on Wednesday and now goes to President Barack Obama's desk.
The Baltimore City Council overwhelmingly voted Monday to require all of Baltimore's nearly 3,000 police officers to wear body cameras recording their interactions with the public — despite arguments from the mayor's office that the council's bill is "illegal."
A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday in a case challenging the NSA's vast phone data collection program — the next act in the legal battle pitting the agency's anti-terrorism efforts against the privacy rights of Americans.
Marylanders will vote on a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would allow local governments to hold a special election when there's a vacancy in the Baltimore mayor's office or a county executive's seat.
The freight train derailment and explosion that caused millions of dollars in property damage in Rosedale last year spurred National Transportation Safety Board officials on Wednesday to call for new laws banning the use of hands-free cellphone devices by drivers.
We now have the potential to stop a new generation of smokers by regulating the use of vaping indoors, enforcing the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and mandating that they be placed behind the counter in retail establishments. It is time that Baltimore joins nearly 200 other cities and counties, as well as three states, that have enacted prohibitions against using e-cigarettes indoors.
Twice over the past year, an aging Head Start school bus has broken down with students en route to class forcing Alejandro Martinez to skip a day at work so he can stay home and care for his two children enrolled in the program.