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Gustavo Torres, CASA de Maryland’s executive director, has been criticized by several Montgomery County state senators for comments supporting Palestinians and Gaza and criticizing Israel, comments he later revised. (AP File Photo/ Matt Houston)
Nov 15, 2023

ACLU to ‘respond accordingly’ if Md. lawmakers defund immigrant rights group CASA

The ACLU of Maryland indicated that it will file suit if state lawmakers cut funding to Casa de Maryland, which has come under fire for supporting Palestinian people in Gaza amid the Israel-Hamas war.

State Sen. Melony Griffith, a Prince George’s County Democrat who was elected to her second state Senate term in November, will become the first Black woman to lead the Maryland Hospital Association in its 54-year history.
Oct 6, 2023

Maryland Senate finance chair leaving legislature to lead MHA

Maryland state Senate Finance Committee Chair Melony Griffith said Friday that she will resign from the legislature to become the president and CEO of the Maryland Hospital Association, a powerful trade organization for 60 nonprofit hospitals and health systems.

Feb 16, 2015

Senate considers tax credits to lure manufacturing jobs

The bill would offer 10-year credits to some manufacturers as part of an effort to reverse a trend in declining employment in the sector since 2004.

Feb 6, 2015

Hot over Hogan speech, Senate freezes confirmations

Confirmation votes on five of Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan's Cabinet secretaries were put on hold for at least a week after some state senators expressed concerns about the tone and message of the governor's State of the State speech.

Feb 20, 2014

Robocall conspirator files for Senate seat

A political consultant who was convicted in a robocall conspiracy in the last Maryland governor's election filed to run for a Baltimore state Senate seat on Thursday.

Nov 19, 2013

Kagan enters Senate race, Simmons claims edge in poll

A former delegate from Montgomery County said Tuesday she plans to seek the state Senate seat currently held by fellow Democratic Sen. Jennie Forehand.

Aug 6, 2012

Eye Opener: Hollywood Casino wants state to take back slot machines

On the day that July revenue totals for Maryland's casinos are set to be released, the state's first slots parlor in Cecil County is asking the state to take back up to 500 of its slot machines. ...

Mar 22, 2012

House of Delegates to consider amendments to budget

ANNAPOLIS — The House of Delegates will be working on the state’s $35.9 billion budget. The House has scheduled two sessions for Thursday, as it considers amendments to a package of budget measures. One includes a scaled-back version of an income tax increase already approved by the state Senate. Another budget measure would phase in […]

Mar 7, 2012

State Senate panel hears death penalty arguments

ANNAPOLIS — State Sen. Lisa Gladden says she knows her attempt to repeal Maryland’s death penalty will likely be unsuccessful this year. Gladden, a Democrat from Baltimore, said that the measure is expected to die in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and that she will probably not attempt to circumvent the committee process by petitioning […]

Feb 14, 2012

O’Malley elaborates on gas tax proposal

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to phase in a 6 percent sales tax on gasoline includes money for local road repairs, rules to make it harder to shift transportation dollars to other purposes and a mechanism to delay implementing the tax if gas prices spike. O’Malley introduced the legislation to General Assembly lawmakers Tuesday. […]

Feb 13, 2012

Gay marriage advocates to rally in Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS — Gay marriage advocates will host a rally Monday evening in Annapolis. Proponents of a proposal to legalize same-sex unions will lobby lawmakers and host a rally as committee members in the state Senate and House consider moving the legislation to the full chambers. Two committees in the House of Delegates heard arguments on […]

Jan 5, 2012

Muse scheduled to announce U.S. Senate bid

UPPER MARLBORO — State Sen. C. Anthony Muse is scheduled to announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate. Muse, D-Prince George’s, has scheduled the announcement in Upper Marlboro on Thursday night. He would then take on Sen. Benjamin Cardin in the primary. Muse has been a state senator since 2007.

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