Maryland Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger is urging leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives to allow a vote to extend emergency unemployment insurance.
Maryland’s legislature apparently won’t eliminate criminal policies for marijuana possession this year, but it will likely take a step in that direction.
Reeling from allegations by federal prosecutors that he knew about the dirty tricks that helped him get elected four years ago, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray tried to rally his base. But his core supporters weren’t nearly enough, as a scandal-weary electorate rallied behind a much-younger challenger who promised honest and ethical leadership.
The Maryland House of Delegates is set to vote on the state’s $39 billion budget for the next fiscal year.
The deadline to file a candidacy for elected office in Maryland is approaching.
Several months before the U.S. Civil War, Maryland and three other states voted for a constitutional amendment protecting their rights to allow slavery. This year lawmakers could rescind that vote.
The Maryland Senate on Friday delayed a vote on the nomination of Joseph Gill to be the secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
A D.C. Council committee has unanimously approved a bill that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation’s highest, by 2015.
The push to raise the minimum wage continues in Maryland. Governor Martin O’Malley and other state lawmakers are in favor of an increase, and now one county is set to vote on it.
The Maryland Republican Party says it sponsored a robocall about a Democratic candidate for the Frederick County Board of Aldermen.
The National Zoo is asking the public to help name its female giant panda cub by voting for one of five Mandarin Chinese names.
On Tuesday, Ben Miller plans to step into a booth at the Takoma Park Community Center and do something that the country’s other 16-year-olds can’t: cast a vote in an election.