Sen. Bobby Zirkin wants to amend Maryland’s constitution so the state will no longer have to provide a defense attorney at every indigent defendant’s bail hearing.
A large union for Maryland teachers is endorsing state Sen. Brian Frosh for attorney general.
Sen. Christopher Shank says government agencies can learn a great deal about people by just tracking their movements via cellphones and license plates, so Maryland needs stricter protections to keep pace with new surveillance technology.
A 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.
A transgender candidate has announced she will run against an openly gay state senator in Montgomery County in the Democratic primary.
The former chief-of-staff to a U.S. senator writes a final letter before his death. Ryan Loskarn committed suicide at his parents Carroll County home while awaiting trial on child pornography charges.
House Republican leaders poised to revive efforts to overhaul the immigration system with new broad policy principles are facing a direct challenge from a GOP senator who is warning against a headlong rush toward reform.
A multi-million dollar federal grant is designed to cut crime on school campuses nationwide. One local district says it wants a piece of the funds.
The fired chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander made his first court appearance Thursday on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.
Campaign finance reports show that state Sen. Richard Colburn has reimbursed himself with campaign funds for more than $40,000 in meals, gas, lodging, flowers and baseball tickets.
State Sen. Nancy Jacobs says she will not seek re-election next year.
The nephew of Democratic U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin has launched an exploratory committee to consider running for Maryland attorney general in 2014.