The House of Delegates publicly censured Harford County Del. Mary Ann Lisanti for her use of a racial slur, which members said “brought dishonor to the entire General Assembly of Maryland.” After the vote, the Democrat said she would not resign,
State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and seven other senators are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to enter a dispute over whether a World War I memorial cross in Prince George’s County violates the separation of church and state.
The Maryland Senate on Thursday killed but later revived a bill that would reinstate Gov. Martin O'Malley's 2012 rule requiring installation of advanced technology in homes built on septic systems even when they are located outside the "critical areas" that border the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
Prince George's County Del. Tiffany Alston, who used campaign funds for her wedding and state funds for her private law office, shows the need for a constitutional amendment on the removal of corrupt officials.
Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein was one of two federal prosecutors appointed by Attorney Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. Friday to "lead criminal investigations" into the recent leak of U.S. classified intelligence information.
By By Richard A. Serrano, Christi Parsons and Kevin Rector and The Tribune Co.
As the General Assembly session rushes to a close, many conservative lawmakers and local officials are battling to halt a series of bills, large and small, that they say would shift decision-making power from counties to the red brick buildings of Annapolis.