Heated Immigration Debate Led To Texas Lawmakers' ScuffleA Hispanic Texas lawmaker who a Republican colleague threatened to shoot "in self-defense" after the Democrat pushed him said Tuesday that the altercation was a boiling point in a session where minority members were powerless to stop conservative legislation they say is discriminatory.
Sister: Weakened 'Sandra Bland Act' In Texas 'Gut-Wrenching'The sister of Sandra Bland, a black woman found dead in a Texas jail following a confrontational traffic stop with a white state trooper, says it is "gut-wrenching" that lawmakers stripped police reforms from a bill named after her sibling and are now pushing a weakened compromise that "painfully misses the mark."
It's Now Illegal To Have Sex With Animals In OhioAs of last week, it's now officially illegal to engage in sexual activities with an animal.
Things To know As Nevada Lawmakers Vet Vegas StadiumNevada lawmakers convene Monday to consider raising taxes in the Las Vegas area to help fund a $1.9 billion football stadium, a $1.4 billion convention center expansion and more police officers to protect the additional tourists.
GOP Won't Budge On Guns Despite Democrats' Sit-InGOP lawmakers aren't giving up any ground despite a nearly day-long sit-in protest by Democrats calling for gun reform.
Hogan Says Housing Secretary Will Stay On The JobGov. Larry Hogan met with his top housing official Monday to express disappointment in the secretary's comments about landlord liability in lead paint cases, a spokesman said, but the official will remain on the job after 30 lawmakers called for his resignation.
Maryland Lawmakers Express Concern About Toll ReductionsMaryland toll reductions won't harm transportation maintenance or current plans for projects, the state's transportation secretary said Tuesday, though lawmakers questioned how the state revenue loss wouldn't have a negative impact on infrastructure.
Md. Lawmakers Approve Mandated Full Funding For GCEIA Maryland funding formula that sends more money to parts of the state where education is more expensive would have to be fully funded in the budget for the next fiscal year, or else it would have to be fully funded the following year.
Md. Budget Passed Amid Disagreement With Governor, LawmakersBudget crisis averted. Powerful political leaders went head-to-head over funding for the state for hours. The General Assembly has passed a final budget.
Lawbreakers Getting Second Chances From Md. LawmakersBills giving law-breakers a chance to get back on their feet are making progress in the Maryland General Assembly -- and with bipartisan support.
Lawmakers Spar On Ruling Requiring Lawyers At Bail HearingsMaryland attorneys and lawmakers sparred Friday about a proposed constitutional amendment to nullify a court ruling that requires government-funded lawyers to be present at initial bail review hearings for the poor, but the debate might be all that results from the proposal this year.
Maryland Lawmakers Postpone Right-To-Die Bill For More StudyA controversial bill that would give certain terminally ill people the ability to end their lives with a prescription drug needs more study, lawmakers said Thursday.