| Apr 27, 2013
| 1:38 PM
In a career that's spanned more than four decades in four states, Gary D. Maynard has dealt with inmate sex scandals, prison riots, suicides and shrinking public safety budgets.
Last week, the Maryland corrections secretary faced a bank of TV cameras...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 6:04 PM
A bill that would free up $100 million for public sewer treatment plant upgrades to meet Chesapeake Bay cleanup requirements in eastern West Virginia was advanced Tuesday by state lawmakers.
Senate Bill 596 was reported to the House floor Tuesday...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The Senate voted Monday to allow states to assess a sales tax on purchases from Amazon.com, eBay and other online retailers in a bipartisan measure that would also reduce the increase planned for Maryland's gas tax.
The bill, which passed 69-27, would...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 8:07 AM
A Senate bill that changes how Alaska punishes drug possession crimes has moved out of its first committee of referral in the House.
SB56, by Sen. Fred Dyson, was advanced from the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
The bill would make the...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 5:43 PM
The Alaska Judicial Council has been evaluating appointed judges and making recommendations to voters about their retention since 1975, but some legislators want that practice to end.
House Bill 200, proposed by state Rep. Wes Keller (R-Wasilla), was...
| Jun 6, 2013
WASHINGTON — Libertarians believe government should have a compelling reason before it restricts an individual’s liberty. Today’s liberals believe almost any reason will do, because liberty is less important than equality, fraternity,...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Agustín Morales walked out of the Broward Transitional Center in Deerfield Beach on Tuesday, one of the scores of undocumented immigrants being released from South Florida detention facilties this week by federal officials who say they can no longer...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 9:43 PM
A legislative committee killed a bill that would have banned all texting while driving in South Dakota.
The 8-5 vote against the ban left Janean Christensen of Brandon shaking her head. Just a half-hour before, she had told House Judiciary Committee...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:44 AM
SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois lawmakers today opened a heated debate on whether an assault weapons ban should be approved, a discussion that featured an early clash between a sheriff's association that opposes the measure and the Chicago police and the Quinn...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 1:05 AM
PIERRE - Other lawmakers and many citizens scratched their heads two weekends ago over a surprise move in the 2013 session. Why would one of the top members of the Legislature, who is chairman of South Dakota's watershed task force, suddenly want to...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 5:53 PM
The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is pushing legislation to close what it describes as loopholes in state law that allow police to keep DNA samples from people never convicted of crimes.
Del. Jill P. Carter, a Baltimore Democrat, said Friday she...