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Md. House considering amendment that would send same-sex marriage bill back to Senate

In a sign of how close the vote count on same-sex marriage remains in the House of Delegates, leaders of the chamber are considering allowing a "friendly" amendment Friday in hopes of courting one more supporter.

By John Wagner  | March 10, 2011; 6:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  General Assembly, John Wagner, Same-Sex Marriage  
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O'Malley wades in polluted lake to 'make a point' on septic bill

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley waded into a remote Eastern Shore lake contaminated with fecal matter Wednesday to draw attention to his lagging legislation that would prohibit construction of most new septic systems across the state.

By Aaron C. Davis  | March 9, 2011; 6:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Md. House ends debate for the day on same-sex marriage

Debate over a same-sex marriage bill is expected to begin Wednesday morning in the Maryland House of Delegates, with supporters seeking to fend off a slew of amendments that could make passage of the law more difficult.

By John Wagner  | March 9, 2011; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  General Assembly, John Wagner, Same-Sex Marriage  
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Md. lawmakers set to debate in-state tuition bill

Hundreds of students gathered outside the State House in Annapolis this week to try to build support for one of the most high-profile immigration bills of the legislative session. Lawmakers on Wednesday morning are set to debate a measure that would give illegal immigrants a path to paying in-state tuition at Maryland's four-year colleges and universities.

By Ann E. Marimow  | March 8, 2011; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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House panel passes same-sex marriage bill

A previously stalled bill to allow same-sex marriages in Maryland was approved by a House committee Friday, but only after the panel's chairman, who rarely votes, augmented the final tally.

By John Wagner  | March 4, 2011; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Md. likely to stiffen ban on texting while driving

 Maryland's Senate is expected to pass a bill Monday to tighten significantly its ban on texting while driving, making it illegal to glance at a hand-held device to read a message while behind the wheel and increasing the potential fine for the offense to $500.

By Aaron C. Davis  | March 4, 2011; 1:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Md. same-sex marriage bill still in limbo, John Wagner , March 3, 2011
Same-sex marriage bill remains stalled in Md. House, John Wagner and Sandhya Somashekhar , March 2, 2011
How the Md. Senate voted on same-sex marriage, Washington Post editors , February 24, 2011
How the Md. Senate voted on same-sex marriage, John Wagner , February 23, 2011
Md. GOP urges 'no' vote on same-sex marriage, John Wagner , February 19, 2011
Md. senator 'still praying' on same-sex marriage, John Wagner , February 15, 2011
Brochin reconsiders same-sex marriage opposition, John Wagner , February 9, 2011
Md. lawmakers to hold hearing on storm outages, John Wagner , February 2, 2011
Hearing set on Md. same-sex marriage bill, John Wagner , January 28, 2011
Md. Senate GOP revamps caucus leadership, John Wagner , January 21, 2011
Currie challenger seeks probe of voting procedures, Miranda S. Spivack , November 8, 2010
Largo woman running as write-in against Currie, Miranda Spivack , October 13, 2010
State Sen. Currie indicted on bribery charges, John Wagner and Maria Glod , September 1, 2010
Currie reports inconsistencies in campaign account, Washington Post Editors , August 26, 2010
Md. Del. D. Page Elmore dies, Chris Stanford , June 26, 2010
Baker: O'Malley should veto Pr. Geo's tax measure, Jonathan Mummolo , April 28, 2010
Manno to challenge Lenett for Senate seat, John Wagner , April 28, 2010
Maryland General Assembly: Score Card 2010, Aaron C. Davis , April 12, 2010
Medical marijuana bill finds new high in Maryland, Aaron C. Davis , April 10, 2010
Md. Senate panel weighs expanded death penalty, Anne Bartlett , March 10, 2010
Unspun -- Del. C. William Frick, John Wagner , March 5, 2010
Md. Senate passes $5,000 job-creation tax credit, John Wagner , February 26, 2010
Md. Senate turns back pay cut proposed by Harris, John Wagner , February 17, 2010
O'Malley pitches foreclosures bill to lawmakers, John Wagner , February 16, 2010
At Md. legislature, the show goes on, kind of, John Wagner , February 9, 2010
General Assembly plans to resume Tuesday, John Wagner , February 8, 2010
Md. General Assembly cancels Monday session, Anne Bartlett , February 7, 2010
Unspun -- Kris Valderrama, John Wagner , January 28, 2010
Senate Democrats offer 'progressive' agenda, John Wagner , January 26, 2010
Miller seeks 'prudent' cuts to O'Malley's budget, John Wagner , January 20, 2010
Republicans join open government push, John Wagner , January 19, 2010
O'Malley's budget includes 44 layoffs, furloughs, John Wagner , January 19, 2010
Del. Gilchrist makes the front page, John Wagner , January 4, 2010
Taxes on alcohol, millionaires get airing on MPT, John Wagner , December 16, 2009
So far, O'Malley's goals clear, modest for session, Aaron C. Davis , December 1, 2009
"Why You?": Gerron Levi in Prince George's, Jonathan Mummolo , November 12, 2009
Local Governments: We're Not "Fat and Happy", John Wagner , October 8, 2009
Maryland Gang Law Useless, Prosecutors Say, Aaron C. Davis , September 15, 2009
Maryland Lawmakers Asked to Give Up Some Pay, Anne Bartlett , August 27, 2009
Anti-Speed Camera Effort is Launched, Lisa Rein , April 17, 2009
Md. Smoke Cessation Program Faces Cuts, Lisa Rein , April 13, 2009
Does Prince George's Need a Law School?, Rosalind S. Helderman , April 13, 2009
Phelps Wows the Maryland Legislature, Anne Bartlett , April 9, 2009
O'Malley to Submit Preakness Legislation, Anne Bartlett , April 7, 2009
Raw Fisher Radio Debates U-Md. Porn Movie, Anne Bartlett , April 7, 2009
Discussion Excerpts: Pornography, Academia and Free Speech, Christopher Dean Hopkins , April 6, 2009
Pri. Geo. Senators Take Another Swipe at School Board HQ, Rosalind S. Helderman , April 6, 2009
Why the Turnaround on Speed Cameras? , Anne Bartlett , April 3, 2009
Md. House Member: Message Received on Pri. Geo. HQ, Rosalind S. Helderman , April 3, 2009
Senate Douses Hot Movie Fun at UMd, Anne Bartlett , April 2, 2009
Senate to Prince George's: Nix that School HQ, Rosalind S. Helderman , April 2, 2009
Not So Fast on D.C. United Bill, Rosalind S. Helderman , March 30, 2009
D.C. United Study Bill Approved by House Committee, Rosalind S. Helderman , March 30, 2009
Monday is Game Day for D.C. United in Md. House, Rosalind S. Helderman , March 29, 2009
Senate President Scolds Pastor, Rosalind S. Helderman , March 25, 2009
Rosenberg: Pass Senate Death Penalty Bill, John Wagner , March 13, 2009
Tumult in the Md. GOP, Rosalind S. Helderman , March 13, 2009
Md. House Speaker: Layoffs Are Off the Table, Anne Bartlett , March 11, 2009
MoCo Delegate's Emotional Appeal on Death Penalty, Rosalind S. Helderman , March 6, 2009
Miller To Sponsor Campaign Finance Bill, John Wagner , March 5, 2009
Pri. Geo. Tax Bill: On its Way to Official Death, Rosalind S. Helderman , March 5, 2009
Firefighters Rally in Annapolis, Rosalind S. Helderman , March 4, 2009
Blog Roundup: Maryland Death Penalty, Carolyn Phenicie , March 3, 2009
Currie Defense Fund On Hold, Rosalind S. Helderman , March 2, 2009
Miller: Death Penalty Could Get Some Floor Debate, John Wagner , February 25, 2009
Should You Be Allowed to Leave Money to Fido in Md.?, Anne Bartlett , February 24, 2009
Md. House Debates Abortion, Er, Tattoos, Rosalind S. Helderman , February 19, 2009
Miller Makes Procedural Appeal On Death Penalty, John Wagner , February 18, 2009
State House Talks State Aid , Rosalind S. Helderman , February 12, 2009
Facebook in Md. Good, MySpace Bad? What Do You Think?, Rosalind S. Helderman , February 11, 2009
Republicans Talk Stimulus, Plug Tax Bill, John Wagner , February 10, 2009
Victim of Botched Pr. Geo.'s Raid Pushes SWAT Bill, Rosalind S. Helderman , February 4, 2009
Md. Common Cause Seeks Friends in High Places, Lisa Rein , February 3, 2009
Prince George's to Gov: We're Less Wealthy Than You Think , Rosalind S. Helderman , January 30, 2009
Miller Urges Caution On Bills That Cost Money, John Wagner , January 29, 2009
Simmons Bill on Reckless Driving, Anne Bartlett , January 29, 2009
Delegate: Don't "Fiddle" At Time of Crisis, Rosalind S. Helderman , January 23, 2009
Medevac Overhaul Plan Has First Hearing , Rosalind S. Helderman , January 22, 2009
Lawmakers Look into Budget Error, Rosalind S. Helderman , January 21, 2009
Currie Investigation Rolls On, Rosalind S. Helderman , January 8, 2009
The Session Ends: Late Night Surprises, Anne Bartlett , April 8, 2008
Legislative Session Action: The Last Day, Anne Bartlett , April 7, 2008
Tracking Legislation, Anne Bartlett , April 3, 2008
Moco Lawmakers Divided Over Tax Replacement, Philip Rucker , March 27, 2008
Senators Whomp Delegates -- in Basketball, Philip Rucker , March 27, 2008
General Assembly: Legislation Status, Anne Bartlett , March 26, 2008
Cellphone Driving Ban in Doubt, Philip Rucker , March 25, 2008
Black Caucus Members Protest DNA Bill Process, Anne Bartlett , March 19, 2008
High Court Dismisses GOP Tax Appeal, Philip Rucker , March 12, 2008
Pants Suit Prompts Bill in Maryland, Philip Rucker , March 4, 2008
Child Porn Bill Passes, Philip Rucker , February 28, 2008
No Magic Bill for Street Racing, Phyllis Jordan , February 19, 2008
Grasmick Gets Mixed Response at State House, Philip Rucker , February 5, 2008
Busch Honored for Health Care Efforts, Philip Rucker , January 31, 2008
GOP Outlines Proposed Spending Cuts, Philip Rucker , January 30, 2008
Lawmaker: Clean Up Transit Rides, Philip Rucker , January 25, 2008
Remembering Martin Luther King, Philip Rucker , January 22, 2008
Key Figures on the Legislative Front Lines, Washington Post Editors , January 10, 2008
Local Leaders Outline Legislative Priorities, Anne Bartlett , January 10, 2008
House Roll Call on Slots Referendum, Anne Bartlett , November 17, 2007
Delegate Roll Call on Tax Bills, Anne Bartlett , November 12, 2007
Coming Up In Maryland Politics, Anne Bartlett , November 12, 2007
House Committee Considers Spending Cuts, Anne Bartlett , November 6, 2007
Heated Testimony on Taxes, Anne Bartlett , November 2, 2007
Special Session Round-Up for Tuesday, Washington Post Editors , October 30, 2007
Brown Says a Special Session is Likely, John Wagner , May 3, 2007
Ida Ruben To Be Feted, Phyllis Jordan , April 19, 2007
Winners and Losers, Phyllis Jordan , April 15, 2007
The End of the Session, Phyllis Jordan , April 10, 2007
Poetry on the Senate Floor, Phyllis Jordan , April 6, 2007
Living Wage is Back, Phyllis Jordan , April 5, 2007
Cervical Cancer Vaccine To Be Studied, Phyllis Jordan , April 3, 2007
Public Financing for Campaigns Debated, Phyllis Jordan , March 30, 2007
Sudan Divestiture Bill Passes, Phyllis Jordan , March 28, 2007
Immigrant Tuition Clears House, Phyllis Jordan , March 27, 2007
Plotting a Future for Baby Boomers, Phyllis Jordan , March 26, 2007
Divorce Bill Breaches Church-State Wall, Phyllis Jordan , March 19, 2007
Smoking Ban Picks Up Steam, Phyllis Jordan , March 16, 2007
Dead or Alive: Where are the Hot Bills?, Phyllis Jordan , March 12, 2007
Big Bang or Bust, Phyllis Jordan , March 7, 2007
Diluted Bills Anger Republicans, Phyllis Jordan , March 2, 2007
Miller Seeks Start to Slots, Tax Debate, John Wagner , February 28, 2007
Could Baltimore Smoking Ban Tip State?, John Wagner , February 27, 2007
Rights for Wrongdoers, Phyllis Jordan , February 20, 2007
Maryland to Congress: No Surge, Phyllis Jordan , February 14, 2007
HPV Vaccine Study Proposed, Phyllis Jordan , February 12, 2007
Vote Early, Not Often, Phyllis Jordan , February 9, 2007
Slavery: Regrets Only, Phyllis Jordan , February 8, 2007
Steamrolling the GOP, Phyllis Jordan , February 7, 2007
A Swipe at Store Loyalty Cards, Phyllis Jordan , February 5, 2007
Toward a More Sensitive Legislature, Phyllis Jordan , January 29, 2007
Team Maryland, Phyllis Jordan , January 22, 2007
O'Malley's Baltimore, Phyllis Jordan , January 16, 2007
Keeping Kopp?, Phyllis Jordan , January 13, 2007
Ask the Reporter, Phyllis Jordan , January 11, 2007
Welcome to Annapolis, Phyllis Jordan , January 10, 2007
One-Party Party, Phyllis Jordan , January 10, 2007
Clean Cars, Clean Air, Ann Marimow , December 28, 2006
Lobbyists and Felons, Phyllis Jordan , December 24, 2006
New GOP Leaders, , December 20, 2006
Progressive Causes Clash, Phyllis Jordan , December 4, 2006
Mike Miller's Wish List, Phyllis Jordan , November 29, 2006
Senator Switches Parties, Phyllis Jordan , September 27, 2006
Political Punch?, Phyllis Jordan , September 21, 2006
For Democratic Candidates: It's Miller Time, Phyllis Jordan , August 18, 2006
"The Real Democrat", Phyllis Jordan , August 17, 2006
Prince of Darkness In the Spotlight, Phyllis Jordan , August 9, 2006
Lawlah Abandons School Board Bid, Phyllis Jordan , August 2, 2006
Electricity Wars, , June 22, 2006
Live from Annapolis...., Phyllis Jordan , June 13, 2006
Democratic Playbook?, Phyllis Jordan , June 7, 2006
Summer Session, , June 6, 2006
Where's Joe, Part II, , May 23, 2006
Where's Joe?, , May 10, 2006
Taxing Tobacco, Ann Marimow , May 4, 2006
PSC Meeting: Just a Coincidence, Phyllis Jordan , April 24, 2006
Sen. Grosfeld Won't Run Again, Phyllis Jordan , April 20, 2006
Winners and Losers, Phyllis Jordan , April 16, 2006
Video: Tom Stuckey, , April 14, 2006
The Morning After, Phyllis Jordan , April 11, 2006
Lost in the Shuffle, Phyllis Jordan , April 11, 2006
Schisler Sues the State, Ann Marimow , April 7, 2006
Constellation Mulls Legal Action, Ann Marimow , April 7, 2006
Arguing with "Yes", Phyllis Jordan , April 6, 2006
PSC: The Final Meeting?, Phyllis Jordan , April 6, 2006
Schaefer on the Baltimore Schools, Phyllis Jordan , April 5, 2006
Bombing Through the People's Business, Ann Marimow , April 4, 2006
The Mystery of the Locked Door, Ann Marimow , April 3, 2006
Legislating on Deadline, Phyllis Jordan , April 1, 2006
Child Abuse Bill Stalled, Phyllis Jordan , March 31, 2006
Progressive Politicking, Phyllis Jordan , March 30, 2006
Shattuck at the State House, Ann Marimow , March 29, 2006
Hope for Homeless Measures Rises, Falls, John Wagner , March 29, 2006
Back and forth on the PSC bill, John Wagner , March 28, 2006
Correction... Duncan's 'Old' Ad, Tim Craig , March 28, 2006
Mandel Subject of Ethics Probe, Phyllis Jordan , March 27, 2006
Regents Fundraising Ban, Phyllis Jordan , March 25, 2006
O'Malley Backs Crime Audit Bill, Phyllis Jordan , March 23, 2006
Senate Seeks Additional Advise and Consent, John Wagner , March 21, 2006
Nevins's Many Hats, , March 17, 2006
"Pinata" Remark Stirs Ire, Phyllis Jordan , March 15, 2006
Smackdown in the Senate, Phyllis Jordan , March 14, 2006
Memory Blackout, Part II, , March 13, 2006
Memory Blackout, , March 13, 2006
The Blame Game, , March 11, 2006
Impeachment Plan Stuffed, , March 10, 2006
A maestro in the Senate, John Wagner , March 9, 2006
Santa Claus and the Grinch, Ann Marimow , March 6, 2006
Who Pays for Elections?, Phyllis Jordan , March 4, 2006
Stem cell meltdown?, John Wagner , March 2, 2006
Clearing His Throat, , March 1, 2006
Who's got the biggest heart?, Ann Marimow , February 28, 2006
Baltimore Port Secrets, , February 23, 2006
Pig Will Fly..., , February 22, 2006
Ethics Education, , February 22, 2006
Ethics 101, , February 20, 2006
Reaction to Schaefer: Dismay, Humor, Phyllis Jordan , February 16, 2006
The "ashtray" of the east, Ann Marimow , February 14, 2006
Video: Veterans Voice Support, , February 14, 2006
Plenty of heart in the Senate, John Wagner , February 14, 2006
Maryland: the worst legislature?, Ann Marimow , February 10, 2006
Marriage Issue Persists, , February 9, 2006
Paper trail benefits disputed, Phyllis Jordan , February 9, 2006
Taking a stand on same-sex marriage, Phyllis Jordan , February 9, 2006
Civility has its limits, Ann Marimow , February 7, 2006
Wal-Mart battle goes to court, Phyllis Jordan , February 7, 2006
On the Fringes, , February 6, 2006
Breaking Ranks, Phyllis Jordan , February 4, 2006
Same-Sex Marriage Ban Defeated Again, Phyllis Jordan , February 3, 2006
Hot Date for the Maryland Legislature, Phyllis Jordan , February 3, 2006
The shrinking budget battleground, Ann Marimow , February 1, 2006
Real Estate Politics, Phyllis Jordan , February 1, 2006
Calls the balls and strikes, Miller says, John Wagner , January 31, 2006
Validating Votes, Phyllis Jordan , January 28, 2006
Changing Environment, Phyllis Jordan , January 27, 2006
Perk$ of Incumbency?, Phyllis Jordan , January 27, 2006
Two-Candidate Marriage, Phyllis Jordan , January 26, 2006
Ruben vs. Raskin, Phyllis Jordan , January 26, 2006
Defending the Judge, , January 26, 2006
Override one more time, Ann Marimow , January 25, 2006
Debating when life begins, John Wagner , January 25, 2006
Speed Cameras Become Law, Phyllis Jordan , January 24, 2006
Faith and Politics, Phyllis Jordan , January 24, 2006
Gay Marriage--Beyond the Politics, Phyllis Jordan , January 20, 2006
Same-Sex Politics, Phyllis Jordan , January 20, 2006
Slots Again, Phyllis Jordan , January 19, 2006
Motivational Speaking, Ann Marimow , January 18, 2006
Why can't Maryland's greens attract blacks?, Phyllis Jordan , January 18, 2006
Spending a Surplus, Phyllis Jordan , January 17, 2006
Some Wal-Mart humor, John Wagner , January 17, 2006
Union Muscle, Phyllis Jordan , January 13, 2006
Wal-Mart Wallop, Phyllis Jordan , January 13, 2006
Stem Cell Stutter, Phyllis Jordan , January 12, 2006
Forgotten Fundraiser, Phyllis Jordan , January 11, 2006
Cordially Invited, , January 11, 2006
Democratic rivals weigh in on stem cells, John Wagner , January 11, 2006
Montgomery Senator Rejects Offer of Honor, Phyllis Jordan , January 9, 2006
"Shockwaves" from the AFL-CIO, John Wagner , January 9, 2006
 
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