The Maryland Republican Party has stepped up its lobbying efforts on the biggest social issue of the legislative session -- same-sex marriage -- as the full Senate prepares to begin debate next week.
Add Florida Gov. Rick Scott to the list of Republicans that Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has targeted since taking the helm of the Democratic Governors Association.
The House is expected to vote as early as Friday on a measure that would delay the Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan, sparking debate between agricultural and environmental groups and splitting the Virginia congressional delegation in the process.
The powerful head of the Maryland state Senate said Friday that although he still personally opposes an alcohol tax increase, he expects that the state's General Assembly will vote for a "modest raise" on alcohol and perhaps increases to other so-called "sin taxes" this year to help address the state's $1.6 billion budget shortfall.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) will employ some familiar themes with a partisan edge Saturday as he heads south to deliver the keynote address at the Virginia Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson dinner.
Legislation that would legalize same-sex marriages in Maryland was approved Thursday afternoon by a Senate committee, easily clearing the first hurdle needed for passage this year by the General Assembly. The 7-to-4 vote by the Judicial Proceedings Committee sends the...
Maryland senators should expect a long week ahead of debate on same-sex marriage, the chamber's president said on Thursday.
A commission created by Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) ran headlong into some big challenges Tuesday night as they try to help Baker figure out ways to clean up county government and rid the county of its "pay to play" reputation
MIranda S. Spivack
| February 16, 2011; 5:20 PM ET |
Categories: Prince George's County | Tags: prince george's county; rushern l. baker III; kurt schmoke; william missouri; david van dyke; anne magner;
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Just about everyone expects a close vote next week on a same-sex marriage bill in the Maryland Senate. But one key constituency apparently likes its chances: leaders of the Maryland House.
Sen. Ulysses Currie (D-Prince George's), one of a handful of Maryland senators who had not declared a position on same-sex marriage, said Wednesday that he intends to vote against the bill.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) for the first time on Tuesday backed legislation to close a campaign finance loophole that boosted fundraising totals for his campaigns during more than two decades of successful elections in the state. O'Malley, who is...
There was much confusion about what type of photo identification state policy requires to enter public buildings.
Underscoring the uncertainty of next week's expected Senate vote on same-sex marriage, a key Maryland lawmaker has been quoted saying somewhat different things about her position to two different newspapers.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Monday cast his controversial bid to outlaw construction of most new septic systems across the state as the next logical step in decades of work to rejuvenate the Chesapeake Bay. The bill would prohibit construction...
A prominent Maryland state senator said Monday that he will support legalizing same-sex marriage, bringing the bill to within one vote of the number needed for passage.