Measure Would Take Maryland Governor Out Of Parole ProcessA state commission, not Maryland's governor, should decide whether to release parole-eligible inmates who are serving life sentences, critics of the current law said Thursday.
Some Push For Changing Md.'s Redistricting ProcessMaryland's congressional redistricting process in 2011 reflected a common theme in a long-criticized process: There isn't much preventing a party with strong control of state government from drawing the state's congressional map to its benefit.
Senator Proposes Pretrial Unit For Bail ProcessA proposal to create a statewide pretrial services unit, which would help decide whether or not arrestees should be held in jail before their trials, is gaining ground in Maryland's legislature.
Judges Propose Reducing Steps In Bail ProcessSome of Maryland's judges are proposing the state reduce the number of steps in the bail-setting process.
D.C. Opens First Marijuana Dispensaries; Md. Patients Still Risk ArrestWhile cancer patients in Maryland continue to risk arrest for buying marijuana, neighboring Washington D.C. opens its first marijuana dispensaries.
Prince George's Co. Proposes Permitting Process OverhaulPrince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III says he'll propose the creation of a new agency as part of a broader plan to streamline the county government's permitting process.
'Fiscal Cliff' Clouds Budget Process In MarylandMaryland's revenue projections are better than they've been in years. The state is on the verge of wiping out what was once a $2 billion budget deficit through cuts and tax increases, and it's on track to reap financial benefits in future years from full-fledged casino gambling.
Baltimore To Streamline Jury Selection ProcessThe jury selection process may soon get a little easier in Baltimore.