Stuck on how to raise income taxes, Maryland lawmakers on Thursday began wrestling with how they will split the cost of teacher pensions with local governments.
Minority business owners want the Maryland legislature to use its final days pass a measure to develop offshore wind energy.
Maryland’s high school dropout age would rise from 16 to 17 in 2015, under a measure that has passed the House of Delegates.
The Maryland General Assembly has finished work on legislation to create the framework for a public marketplace to provide health care to the uninsured.
A scaled-back measure to develop offshore wind off the coast of Ocean City is moving toward a vote in the House of Delegates.
The House of Delegates has shot down a bill that would have raised hunting license fees.
The Maryland Senate on Wednesday approved an amendment to state budget legislation to squeeze extra tax money out of people who make more than $500,000 a year.
Advocates for medical marijuana are testifying in favor of measures in Maryland to allow it, but Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration is opposed out of concern that state employees could face federal prosecution for implementing the proposals before lawmakers.
A panel of state senators reviewing Maryland ethics rules decided Friday to recommend local government officials should not be required to release as much information in financial disclosure forms as officials in state government.
With a flurry of coast-to-coast developments this week, same-sex marriage is back in the political spotlight and likely to remain there through Election Day as a half-dozen states face potentially wrenching votes on the issue.
The Maryland General Assembly has a new committee on open government.
Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration expects this fall’s special legislative session on congressional redistricting will be convened in the week of Oct. 17, an O’Malley spokesman said Tuesday.