Maryland counties need a time out on land-use legislation to deal with bills already passed by the General Assembly.
A Maryland lawmaker who pleaded guilty to settle two misconduct cases was automatically suspended from office without pay when a judge sentenced her, the state General Assembly counsel concluded in a legal opinion Wednesday.
A measure to create a framework for public-private partnerships to build roads and public buildings will be back before the Maryland General Assembly next year, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown said Saturday.
A sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a pit bull, after the dog bit an 11-year-old boy in Harford County on Wednesday. The child had minor injuries and did not need to go to the hospital. But the shooting comes one day after the General Assembly failed to resolve a controversial court ruling that declares pit bulls inherently dangerous. Now some pit bull owners may feel compelled to give up their dogs.
Paving the way for table games. The House of Delegates has given initial approval to expanding Maryland’s casinos.
Adding a new casino will be the focus of a special session later this week in Annapolis but another issue could impact all Maryland dog owners.
Maryland lawmakers go on notice to prepare for a special session on gambling. Governor Martin O’Malley is expected to call the General Assembly back to Annapolis.
Wednesday was a break-out day for supporters of the Dream Act. An active campaign is now underway urging voters to uphold a new state law that offers in-state tuition to undocumented students.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is calling attention to a Maryland bill just signed into law. Maryland public schools will now have emergency doses of potentially life-saving Epinephrine on hand for children with food allergies.
Maryland’s legislative leadership has announced a possible date for a special session to consider the expansion of gambling.
The General Assembly is working its way to a new budget that will avoid deep spending cuts. The Senate approved an income tax hike Tuesday afternoon and the House is set to do the same.
Maryland senators on Monday criticized regulations proposed by the Maryland Department of the Environment last month that would require the use of best available technology for nitrogen removal septic systems in new construction on land draining to the Chesapeake Bay or Atlantic Coastal Bays watershed.