| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:33 PM
A gun-control bill endorsed by Gov. Martin O’Malley passed the Senate on Thursday after days of spirited debate and heads now to the House of Delegates.
There are Washington County legislators such as Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, who are...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 4:14 PM
The governor's bill to repeal Maryland's death penalty survived a key vote Friday in the state Senate.
After an emotional debate, senators voted 27-19 to defeat an amendment that would have kept capital punishment for murders committed along with other...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Maryland currently doesn’t have a requirement that high school students take an online class as a condition for graduation.
Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, said he thinks it’s time for such a requirement.
“Hearing from the...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Efforts to end Maryland's death penalty moved forward late Monday as the Senate squashed attempts to retain the death penalty for what one senator called "the worst of the worst."
Senators resumed an emotional debate they left off Friday evening,...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The Maryland Senate voted Wednesday to make Maryland the 18th state to abolish the death penalty, putting Gov. Martin O'Malley one step closer to a significant legislative victory.
The 27-20 vote sent the bill to the House of Delegates, where repeal...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 8:02 PM
A bill that would enable Washington County to enter into agreements with technology-related businesses to let them make payments in lieu of personal property taxes was heard Tuesday at a Senate Budget and Taxation Committee hearing.
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:12 PM
A move to repeal the death penalty in Maryland took another step forward with the state Senate voting 27-20 on Wednesday to abolish capital punishment.
Every legislator in the Washington County delegation is against the repeal except Sen. Ronald N....
| Feb 17, 2013
| 3:00 AM
A Senate committee hearing on Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s bill that seeks to ban assault rifles attracted hundreds of gun-rights supporters to the state capital on Feb. 6, with some of the supporters testifying against the bill.
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:21 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Harford County Executive David Craig, who announced Monday that he is running for governor, stopped by downtown Hagerstown later in the day as part of a statewide tour to kick off his campaign.
Craig, a Republican, is scheduled to make stops in Silver...
| May 29, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Washington County’s legislative delegation in Annapolis will shrink from eight to six after the 2014 elections to reflect redrawn legislative districts based on the 2010 census.
Although the changes have been in the works for some time, the...