While Maryland lawmakers will have plenty to do in the last week of the state’s legislative session, most of the high-profile measures backed by Gov. Martin O’Malley already have been approved by the General Assembly.
Maryland’s Senate has passed a bill that phases out paper mill waste as a preferred alternative energy source.
A Maryland House panel is considering a bill that would allow illegal immigrants to continue to obtain driver’s licenses.
Maryland lawmakers have introduced a bill that would give the Prince George’s County executive more control over county schools.
There’s progress for advocates of medical marijuana. The House of Delegates voted overwhelmingly to establish a system that allows medical centers to dispense marijuana for those who suffer from qualifying illnesses.
State lawmakers are cracking down on drivers who talk on handheld cell phones when they’re behind the wheel.
Talking on a handheld cell phone while driving is already against the law in Maryland. But the punishment for doing it could get a lot tougher if some lawmakers get their way.
A cyberbullying bill inspired by a Howard County teen moves to the Senate.
A push to raise Maryland’s minimum wage by almost 40 percent falls short at the State House.
Top law enforcement officers are backing Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun control legislation.
A Maryland Senate committee has approved an agriculture certainty bill that has split support from environmental groups.
A major funding plan to build 15 new schools and renovate up to 40 others in Baltimore by enabling the city to issue about $1 billion in bonds moved forward in the Maryland House of Delegates on Thursday.