Nathaniel T. Oaks pleaded guilty to two federal corruption charges this morning in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Judge Richard D. Bennett said — about two hours after Oaks formally resigned his Senate seat in the Maryland General Assembly.
Along with the pomp and circumstance that traditionally open the Maryland General Assembly, lawmakers convened Wednesday facing weighty issues and asking each other to set aside politics even though it is an election year.
State Sen. Lisa A. Gladden, the liberal Democrat from Northwest Baltimore who missed the second half of the 2016 legislative session as her multiple sclerosis worsened, has resigned after 18 years in the General Assembly.
Retiring City Councilwoman Helen Holton sees "passion and compassion" in Kristerfer Burnett, and she believes he is the best person to represent the West Baltimore communities she has served for the last 20 years.
As the General Assembly moves to create an independent police commission, key lawmakers say one of its first priorities should be to develop a statewide policy on how officers use stun guns across Maryland.
Mayoral candidate David Warnock on Tuesday announced his education platform, which includes mandatory annual audits of Baltimore's school system and individualized education plans for all of city's 80,000 public school students.
Gov. Larry Hogan says his $135 million plan to upgrade Baltimore's bus system will be "transformative." But rider Shannon Campbell says it includes a transformation she hopes never to see. As she waited at the busy corner of Greenmount Avenue and 33rd Street to catch the No. 8 downtown, Campbell struggled to understand why anyone would propose eliminating service on much of Greenmount.
Three months after floating his name as a possible candidate for the Senate seat that will be left vacant by retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, Cummings has done little to indicate he is pursuing the contest.
Larry Hogan won his race for governor not just because Marylanders of both parties turned out to support his call for lower taxes and smaller government, but because tens of thousands of Democrats in key jurisdictions stayed home.
Courtney Watson and Allan Kittleman are children of Howard County. In a hard-fought campaign season that's run the gamut of issues over the past year, it's a core fact that keeps each candidate grounded.
Howard County executive candidates Courtney Watson and Allan Kittleman agreed Tuesday night that this year's election is critically important to the county's future. Where they differed was over whose vision would best serve Howard residents.
As state lawmakers try to get Maryland's medical marijuana program off the ground, the focus has turned to the practical matter of establishing an industry to provide the drug - and the details are proving daunting.
By By Timothy B. Wheeler and Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore has no favorite son or daughter in this year's gubernatorial race, but the Democratic contenders – all Washington-area residents -- are stepping up their efforts to persuade city voters to adopt them.
Transgender people and their advocates urged a panel of senators Tuesday to help make Maryland the 18th state to protect them from discrimination in housing, at work and in public places. Lawmakers have considered expanding anti-discrimination laws to include transgender people every year since 2007. But advocates say changing attitudes and a groundswell of high-profile support make 2014's debate different.