WASHINGTON — When last we saw the chief justice of the United States on the bench, John Roberts was joining with the Supreme Court’s liberals in an unlikely lineup that upheld President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Progressives applauded Roberts’ ...Read More »
It looked like a walkover. Everything was teed up for state Sen. Rob Garagiola, an affable, well-spoken candidate. He was to be Maryland’s newest Democratic congressman. Within lines drawn for the state’s 6th Congressional District by Garagiola’s party benefactors, he ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — After a wildly surprising budget meltdown this week in the General Assembly, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Thursday he accepts some responsibility for the failure to replace $512 million in spending cuts with a package including tax hikes and ...
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ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland General Assembly’s 2012 regular session staggered to a contentious close at midnight Monday with a “doomsday budget” in place that would have to be balanced with more than $500 million in spending cuts. Caught behind the ...
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ANNAPOLIS — A glance at some measures approved by the Maryland General Assembly so far: SEPTIC SYSTEM LIMITATIONS The legislature passed a watered-down version of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to limit where new residential septic systems can be located, especially ...
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ANNAPOLIS — In what promises to be a challenging session, Maryland lawmakers will focus on continuing budget problems and the return of divisive legislation that stalled last year, including same-sex marriage, expanded gambling, offshore wind development and limits on septic ...Read More »
Maryland’s biggest businesses, interest groups and labor unions increased spending on lobbyists to $15.5 million during the 2011 General Assembly session, according to the State Ethics Commission. That was a 14.4 percent bump over the 2010 session, when the top ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley said Wednesday he may push for job creation legislation during the special General Assembly session in October. Speaking after the Board of Public Works meeting, O’Malley said his administration is “considering” adding jobs measures to ...
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Maryland's 2011 Generaly Assembly session began Wednesday, with the state faces a $1.6 billion budget shortfall, and several hot issues on its plate. Photos by The Daily Record's Maximilian Franz.Read More »
While recent General Assembly sessions have seen efforts to overturn the 1999 decision to deregulate the electric industry, legislators will address predictions this year that Maryland could experience electricity supply shortages in the future. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Thomas M. ...Read More »