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The General Assembly took an important step toward repealing Maryland's death penalty Thursday night when a key committee, for the first time in decades, approved a bill to end capital punishment. The Senate Judicial Proceedings committee voted 6-5 to...
As a legal owner of a firearm in Maryland and a registered Democrat who voted for Gov. Martin O'Malley in the last two election cycles, I was initially supportive of the push following the Newtown tragedy for new gun legislation ("O'Malley to push...
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Monday broad details of a plan that would give Maryland among the nation's strictest gun laws. No one could buy a handgun without first passing a training course and providing fingerprints to a police database. That...
Legislation to ban assault weapons like the Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle used in the Newtown school massacre will be revived in Annapolis when the General Assembly convenes next month, according to leading lawmakers pushing to make the change. The...
The Baltimore SunProponents of overturning Maryland's death penalty appear to be within one or two votes of gaining enough political clout to push repeal through the state Senate, where previous efforts have failed. Gov. Martin O'Malley and Senate President Thomas...
firstname.lastname@example.orgWashington County’s state legislators reacted cautiously Wednesday to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to introduce legislation to try to prevent mass shootings but signaled an openness to having conversations about the issue. O’...
A Maryland Transit Administration decision to record the conversations of bus drivers and passengers to investigate crimes, accidents and poor customer service has come under attack from privacy advocates and state lawmakers who say it may go too far....
Maryland enters uncharted political territory this fall as voters for the first time in decades face four major ballot questions. An onslaught of costly advertising is likely as competing interests from all over the country try to sway the state's...
Gov. Martin O'Malley signed more than 300 bills into law Wednesday, including measures hailed by environmentalists as providing new protections for the Chesapeake Bay. Flanked by House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller,...
State Sen. Jamie Raskin likens the prospect of being called back to Annapolis for another special session to the plight of a middle school student being told on the last day of classes that he has to attend summer school. But the Montgomery County...
Starting next year, Marylanders will no longer have to travel to Annapolis to look into lawmakers' possible conflicts of interest. Under a measure passed this week, General Assembly members' ethics forms will be posted online, and so will newly...
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