Md. Lawmakers OK Fracking Ban Until Late 2017The Maryland General Assembly has passed a measure to prohibit fracking permits in the state until October 2017.
Md. Democrats And Republicans Continue Budget BrinksmanshipMaryland Democrats and Republicans remained mired in political gamesmanship Friday, with the GOP criticizing Democrats for not acting on Gov. Larry Hogan's revised budget plans and Democrats saying the Republican governor's plans undermine bipartisan budget legislation already approved by the Legislature.
Md. General Assembly Approves Bill To Help Prevent FraudThe Maryland General Assembly has approved a measure aimed at stopping fraud and abuse in state and local government
Maryland Lawmakers Pass Sales Tax Bill For Travel WebsitesThe Maryland General Assembly has passed a bill to make third-party travel websites pay all of the state's sales tax, because supporters say they currently are able to avoid paying the full amount.
Gov. Hogan Announces 3 Appointments To House Of DelegatesGov. Larry Hogan has announced three appointments to the Maryland House of Delegates.
Senate OKs Requiring Polygraph For New Correctional OfficersThe Maryland Senate has voted unanimously to require incoming correctional officers to pass a polygraph exam.
Comptroller Calls For Reforms To State Procurement ProcessComptroller Peter Franchot said Monday he plans to call for a series of reforms to how Maryland officials handle contracts with companies that do work for the state.
O'Malley Appoints Delegate To JudgeshipA Maryland state lawmaker has been appointed to be a judge in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.
Public Debate Continues Over The Marijuana Decriminalization BillMajor changes to Maryland’s marijuana laws. This weekend, decriminalization passed the House of Delegates.
Md. Senate Panel Changes Minimum Wage BillA Maryland Senate panel has made some substantial changes to a measure to raise the state's minimum wage.
Md. General Assembly Approves Wildland ExpansionGov. Martin O'Malley's proposal to expand Maryland's wildland system has been approved by the state Legislature.
70-MPH Speed Limit Bill Won't Advance To SenateMaryland's House of Delegates has passed a measure allowing 70-mph speed limits on expressways and interstate highways, but the bill apparently won't receive a Senate vote.
Md. Senate Approves Raising Estate Tax ExemptionThe Maryland Senate on Thursday approved raising the exemption on the estate tax due to concerns that higher taxes are causing wealthy people to leave the state.
Law Would Prevent Smart Meters From Selling SecretsSmart meters may promise a new way to track home electricity, but they're also prompting a push for new laws to control the technology.
Del. Frick Withdraws From Race For Md. Attorney GeneralDel. Bill Frick has withdrawn from the race for Maryland attorney general and will instead seek re-election to the House of Delegates.