A Maryland court ruling requiring poor defendants to have an attorney at initial bail hearings is expected to be a significant issue in the upcoming legislative session, along with a challenging budget situation, debate about raising the minimum wage and revisiting contentious stormwater management fees, leading lawmakers said Friday.
President Obama wants a temporary bill on his desk with no strings attached. That’s the message he is sending to House Republicans, as the partial government shutdown heads into the weekend.
The woman who led police on a chase from the White House to the Capitol is dead. Her bizarre behavior set off a massive police response and injured two officers. But it’s still not clear what was behind it.
Energy drink companies come under fire as state lawmakers spotlight the dangers of caffeine-rich products to minors.
Lawmakers from western Maryland are seeking the rehiring of ten teachers who were dismissed last month from the state’s juvenile justice system.
The General Assembly’s failure to pass legislation on dog bites has one lawmaker calling for a special session.
Maryland lawmakers on two panels voted Friday night to advance a gun control measure that is a top priority of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s legislative agenda, making some changes but leaving intact the most significant provisions.
Lawmakers are on the third leg of a Democratic leadership push to get a gas tax hike passed before the end of the session.
Some Maryland moms want lawmakers to pass comprehensive gun control legislation.
The Maryland House of Delegates has voted to maintain a much-debated state law that allows police to take DNA samples from arrestees without a warrant.
Some Maryland lawmakers want to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana to save money.
Faulty speed cameras are at the center of a debate in Annapolis. Critics are calling for major changes to the state’s system after thousands of bad tickets were issued.