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Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 9:32 PM
By Mark Segraves

Md. Lawmakers Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana

Just days after voting to abolish the death penalty, Maryland lawmakers took up another hot-button issue: decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 at 10:11 PM
By Chris Gordon

Maryland Lawmakers Consider Gas Tax Hike

Maryland drivers could soon see the first gas tax hike in decades. Read »

Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 2:15 PM
By Samuel Chamberlain

Pr. George's Dems Tap Hall to Succeed Alston

Pr. George's Dems Tap Hall to Succeed Alston

Prince George's County Democrats have chosen businessman Greg Hall to replace Delegate Tiffany Alston in the Maryland General Assembly. Read »

Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Md. General Assembly Counsel: Alston Removed From Office

Md. General Assembly Counsel: Alston Removed From Office

Maryland Delegate Tiffany Alston's conviction for paying a law firm employee with state money permanently removes her from her term, the General Assembly’s counsel said. Read »

Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 12:56 PM
By Shani Hilton

Md. Delegate to Plead Guilty

Md. Delegate to Plead Guilty

A Maryland state delegate convicted of stealing from the General Assembly is expected to enter another guilty plea. Read »

Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 at 8:48 AM
By Perry Stein

AM Read: O'Malley Waiting for Compromise

AM Read: O'Malley Waiting for Compromise

The governor's press secretary told The Baltimore Sun that Gov. Martin O’Malley would not call the General Assembly for a special session to rework the “doomsday” budget until legislators agree on a plan to fix... Read »

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 8:25 PM
By Chris Gordon

Budget a Low Point for O'Malley

A special session likely looms in Maryland after the midnight deadline passed with some issues unresolved. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 7:19 AM
By Brian Witte, Sarah Breitenbach

Panel OKs Md. Budget With Cuts

A panel of Maryland lawmakers agreed Monday on a bare-bones budget bill that contained spending cuts but not revenue increases, as the General Assembly ran short on time to reach agreement on two different... Read »

Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 at 9:51 PM
By Brian Witte, AP

Ethics Panel Recommends Censure of Sen. Currie

Ethics Panel Recommends Censure of Sen. Currie

An ethics panel has recommended unanimously that Sen. Ulysses Currie be censured and apologize for failing to disclose more than $245,000 in payments from a grocery store chain between 2003 and 2008. Read »

Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 10:26 PM
By Brian Witte, Associated Press

Analyst Warns MD Lawmakers of "Big Train" of Cuts

Analyst Warns MD Lawmakers of

The chief fiscal analyst for the Maryland General Assembly warned lawmakers on Monday that they need to prepare for the “big train that is coming” from federal budget cuts. Read »

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