Congress returns to work Monday facing a tight deadline to fund highway and road projects across the country, an election-year scramble that has injected uncertainty into state and local construction plans at the start of the summer driving season.
In their only scheduled debate on Baltimore television, the four Republican candidates for governor depicted Maryland as overtaxed and overspent under a Democratic administration, creating a climate in which businesses are fleeing to neighboring states.
The Maryland House of Delegates will meet Saturday to vote on dozens of bills on the last weekend of the 2014 General Assembly session, including measures to decriminalize marijuana and ban grain alcohol.
A leading opponent of the effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland used a high-profile congressional hearing Tuesday to allege that the IRS leaked a list of its donors to an adversarial group just as it was mounting a campaign to put gay marriage on the ballot.
As the 2013 legislative session winds down for the Harford County delegation in Annapolis, local lawmakers said they have been kept busy this year with prominent bills like those repealing the death penalty and issuing stricter gun control measures.
The Anne Arundel County Delegation on Friday voted in favor of a bill that would change the makeup the of county's school board from all-appointed to elected and appointed, said House Delegate Steve Schuh, the bill's co-sponsor.
Efforts by the Maryland General Assembly to improve reporting, coordination among school districts and other measures to bolster school security around the state prompted a spirited discussion among members of the Harford County Board of Education Monday about the role of state government in local education matters.