Maryland environmental advocates say they are pleased the General Assembly approved $23.5 million for a fund to fight pollution in the Chesapeake Bay during a hard budget year, but still noted plenty of disappointments in this year’s legislative session.
Maryland’s efforts to implement federal health care reform topped a list of a list of bills signed Tuesday by Gov. Martin O’Malley.
A new defense for Maryland residents who use marijuana for medical reasons has cleared the Maryland General Assembly.
The General Assembly has approved Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed venture capital fund.
The Maryland General Assembly sent a bill that provides millions of dollars in grants and loans to help horse racing tracks to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s desk for his signature Monday night.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said Friday he would be open raising the alcohol tax at a faster pace than it would be under current legislation, but only if the money is used to address a structural imbalance in the state budget.
Traffic safety advocates and family members of people killed by reckless drivers are calling the legislature to close what they are calling a loophole in the state’s vehicular manslaughter laws.
Decriminalizing marijuana. The Senate passes a bill to establish a Maryland model for the distribution of medical marijuana.
Not this year. Maryland lawmakers were on the verge of making history, to become the sixth state in the country to allow same-sex marriages, but on Friday those efforts are all but dead.
Too many Maryland drivers are still talking on handheld cell phones because a ban on using them while driving can only be enforced if they commit another violation, a lawmaker who supports a stronger law said Tuesday.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said Monday he is expecting a tough battle this year on legislation to allow illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition to public colleges and universities under specific circumstances in Maryland.
It didn’t take long for legislation that would allow table games at Maryland slot machine venues to be introduced in the state Senate.