Baltimore County state Sen. Kathy Klausmeier presided over the Maryland Senate for the first time Friday, substituting for President Thomas V. Mike Miller, who was absent due to cancer treatment. Klausmeier is the new president pro tem of the state Senate. She's been in the legislature since 1995.
Incoming Sen. Cory McCray will represent Baltimore on the Senate's powerful budget committee. McCray, 36, will take the Budget and Taxation Committee seat held for 24 years by the man he defeated in June’s Democratic primary, Sen. Nathaniel J. McFadden.
Gov. Larry Hogan has used Maryland’s suites at sports stadiums to entertain family, reward state employees and honor charities — especially those focused on fighting cancer. The Republican governor also has invited executives of his private real estate business.
The results of a Democratic primary that saw several incumbents fall to progressive challengers strike at the very foundation of Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller's 32-year reign over the Maryland Senate.
All of the 188 seats in the Maryland General Assembly — 47 in the Senate, 141 in the House of Delegates — were on the ballot Tuesday, forcing many veteran incumbents in the Baltimore region and elsewhere to face possible ouster as voters decided whether to make sweeping changes in Annapolis.
Challengers to Baltimore’s incumbent state senators are promising to bring change and new energy to the city’s representation in Annapolis. But Democratic leaders warn that such an outcome could further diminish the city’s political clout in the General Assembly.
Baltimore County state Sen. Bobby Zirkin is so popular and well-funded that no one has challenged him in years. But a group of his constituents, frustrated that he isn’t progressive enough, are putting up a candidate of their own this year: PIkesville attorney Sheldon Laskin.
The entire Baltimore Metro Subway will reopen Friday morning, three days earlier than expected, the Maryland Transit Administration announced, after a nearly one-month shutdown for emergency track repairs that officials said couldn’t wait until this summer.
Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics finds that a Baltimore Democrat "breached the standards of conduct expected of a member of the General Assembly" last year when he got into a verbal altercation with an advocate for a nonprofit group.
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.
A day before the General Assembly returns, Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said he plans to refer FBI charges against Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks of Baltimore to the Ethics Committee — a move that could be the first step in Oaks’ removal.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh on Friday outlined a plan to funnel an additional $180 million into the city's schools over the course of three years, a move that could avert some of the most dire cuts schools officials have said would be needed to close a wide budget gap.
Mayor Catherine Pugh made her first appearance in Annapolis as a legislative witness Tuesday as she asked her former colleagues in the legislature to return control of Baltimore school board appointments to City Hall for the first time in 20 years.
On only the third day of the 90-day General Assembly session, senators had a dust-up over a minor bill that led Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. to admonish his colleagues to be considerate of one another.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Friday that 100 police officers will be reassigned to patrol shifts to help address staffing shortages highlighted by police union officials earlier this week.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller called out Gov. Larry Hogan Friday over a social media ad that criticized the senators who overrode one of his vetoes and urged citizens to contact them after the vote was already taken.
Faced with a budget from Gov. Larry Hogan that presents few tempting targets, General Assembly Democrats are weighing how to assert their influence over which programs are guaranteed future funding and who receives tax breaks.
Gov. Larry Hogan's transportation chief told lawmakers Tuesday that there's nothing left from the money saved by canceling Baltimore's Red Line for major initiatives to improve transit services in Baltimore.
The proposed Red Line light rail project will deliver the sort of employment opportunities that Baltimore residents across the city rose up to demand during recent protests, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other elected officials said Tuesday,
Maryland's new transportation chief promised senators Wednesday that he will keep an open mind as he considers whether the state should go ahead with two huge light rail projects, including Baltimore's Red Line.
Advocates for the rehabilitation of prisoners gathered in Annapolis Tuesday to call on lawmakers to eliminate a requirement that Maryland's governor sign off on any parole recommendation for an inmate serving a life sentence.