As Maryland faces a court-ordered deadline to begin providing defendants in criminal cases with a lawyer at every bail hearing, Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday ordered that a panel study pretrial reform.
Gov. Martin O’Malley says he plans to work on overhauling Maryland’s bail hearing system, after a bill that would have done so stalled in the Legislature.
Marijuana remains the attention-getter in Annapolis this week. The Senate takes a final vote on decriminalizing marijuana Friday.
Maryland’s highest court has struck down a key piece of ground-rent reforms enacted by lawmakers in 2007, siding with ground rent holders in a lawsuit against the state.
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Sen. Ben Cardin is scheduled to talk about upcoming changes with the implementation of health care reform.
Immigration advocates are swarming the country this month, trying to persuade House Republicans to pass a comprehensive overhaul. It was hard to tell at the town-hall meeting that second-term Republican Rep. Andy Harris held recently in this town northeast of Baltimore.
Baltimore city employees will contribute to their pension plans under a reform bill proposed by the mayor.
Maryland lawmakers have passed a campaign finance reform bill.
The Maryland Senate has passed a measure to further implement federal health care reform.
This past year has been a big one for the Affordable Care Act. There’s more to come in 2013.
Baltimore officials will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that part of their package of pension reforms to for police officers and firefighters is unconstitutional.