Maryland Politics: Maryland

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Maryland pit bull ruling’s ‘profound effects’ to be studied by legislative task force

Maryland legislative leaders launched a new task force to get a firmer grip on a recent court ruling that declared pit bulls to be “inherently dangerous.”

By John Wagner  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pit bulls, animals, Maryland

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Maryland comptroller Peter Franchot calls special session ‘wrong’

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) calls plans to raise taxes in a special session “simply the wrong approach at the wrong time.”

By John Wagner  |  09:07 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Maryland politics

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Same-sex marriage opponents in Maryland pleased with petition progress

The group leading the charge against Maryland’s same-sex marriage law says it has collected more than half the signatures needed to put the issue on the November ballot.

By John Wagner  |  03:48 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mayland, gay marriage, Maryland gay marriage

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Maryland senators Brochin, Kelley challenge redistricting map

A pair of Democratic senators from Baltimore County are among those challenging the constitutionality of the legislative redistricting plan that became law in Maryland earlier this year.

By John Wagner  |  11:24 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Maryland politics

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Baker, Rawlings-Blake meet with Md. Speaker Busch to press for work on state budget, gambling

The Prince George’s County Executive and Baltimore mayor pressed today for lawmakers to resume work on the state budget and take up a gambling bill this summer.

By John Wagner  |  06:05 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland politics, Maryland, Rushern Baker, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Michael Busch

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 04/12/2012

O’Malley willing to summon lawmakers ‘a half-hour from now’

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says he will call a special session if leaders can reach consensus over the issues that led to Monday night’s collapse of a tax package.

By John Wagner  |  10:36 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Maryland politics

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Roscoe Bartlett won with a little help (and cash) from his friends

Roughly a quarter of the cash Roscoe Bartlett has raised this year came from his Hill colleagues.

By Ben Pershing  |  12:39 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Maryland, maryland politics

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Worst political endorsement since ...?

“I don’t know the gentleman, but if he can raise $800,000 for Hillary Clinton, he’s alright with me.”

By Aaron C. Davis  |  03:38 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Thomas V. Mike Miller, Robert Garagiola, Maryland politics

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/29/2012

O’Malley endorses Garagiola in primary, as internal poll gives Delaney wide lead

Md. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s endorsement of Sen. Robert Garagiola came as opponent John Delaney released an internal poll showing the financier with a wide lead.

By Ben Pershing  |  12:20 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Delaney, Maryland, Maryland politics

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Newt Gingrich tours Annapolis ahead of Md. Republican primary

Newt Gingrich campaigned today in Annapolis, where he spoke to the Maryland Senate and blasted Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed gas tax hike.

By Greg Masters  |  02:25 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newt Gingrich, presidential election, Republican primary, Maryland, Maryland politics

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Roscoe Bartlett, John Delaney lead money chase

The primary is still 11 days away, but the winners of the race for cash in Maryland’s lone competitive congressional contest are already clear.

By Ben Pershing  |  05:01 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Amendments to Maryland gambling bill seek to help Prince George’s

Before voting on a gambling bill, a Md. Senate panel is expected to consider a couple of measures today that would attract Prince George’s lawmakers.

By John Wagner  |  08:36 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland slots, gambling

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Maryland to consider shifting ownership of slot machines

The Maryland Senate is expected to weigh a change Friday in the state’s practice of acquiring slot machines for privately owned casinos.

By John Wagner  |  03:08 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gambling, Casinos, Maryland

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 03/16/2012

O’Malley to address Catholics who support gay rights

Two weeks after signing Maryland’s same-sex marriage bill into law, Gov. Martin O’Malley is secheduled to speak at the National Symposium on Catholicism & Homosexuality.

By John Wagner  |  11:59 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martin O'Malley, Maryland, gay marriage, same-sex marriage

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Obama, Cardin stop for barbecue in Prince George’s County

Following his speech at Prince George’s Community College, the president made an “unscheduled” lunch stop to get takeout at Texas Ribs & BBQ restaurant in Clinton.

By Ben Pershing  |  01:38 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Prince George's County

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Maryland Senate approves ‘half millionaire’s’ tax

Under the $35.9 billion budget the Senate approved today, Marylanders making more than a half-million dollars this year would pay more in taxes.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  12:19 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland Senate, Maryland taxes, taxes

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Bill Clinton backs John Delaney in Maryland congressional primary

Former President Bill Clinton weighed into a contentious Democratic congressional primary Monday, announcing his endorsement of financier John Delaney.

By Ben Pershing  |  09:53 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roscoe Bartlett, Maryland, Maryland politics

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Former anti-slots lobbyist aiding National Harbor in casino quest

W. Minor Carter has been enlisted by the Peterson Cos. to help bring an upscale casino to National Harbor in Prince George’s County.

By John Wagner  |  09:42 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Maryland gambliong, National Harbor

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Proposals to keep petty criminals out of jail advance in Maryland legislature

Emergency measures that could keep people who commit minor offenses out of jail advanced today in the Maryland House and Senate.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  01:55 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Maryland General Assembly, Maryland politics, Maryland courts, Maryland prisons, criminal justice

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Prince George’s casino would hurt two others, analysis says

Planned casinos in Anne Arundel and Baltimore would lose about 10 percent of their business.

By John Wagner  |  12:51 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland slots, Maryland gambling, National Harber

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Payroll tax deal passes despite opposition from Maryland, Virginia lawmakers

A measure to extend the payroll tax holiday was opposed by some D.C. -area lawmakers concerned that it will force some federal employees to contribute more to their pensions.

By Ben Pershing  |  12:55 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Payrol tax holiday, Congress, House of Representatives, Senate, Maryland, Virginia

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Paul Schurick sentence in Ehrlich robocall case meant to send message, judge says

Former Md. governor Robert L. Ehrlich’s campaign manager was sentenced to home detention, community service and probation.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  02:11 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Robert Ehrlich, Maryland politics

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Maryland same-sex marriage debate: Live updates

A debate on the Maryland House floor today will set the stage for what is likely to be a close vote on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:01 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Same-sex marriage, Gay marriage

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Md. House plans first votes on same-sex marriage today

A pair of Maryland House committees are planning to vote jointly today on same-sex marriage legislation, according to several delegates.

By John Wagner  |  03:22 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Maryland same-sex marriage

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Sharpton cuts ad for Maryland same-sex marriage campaign

The Rev. Al Sharpton is the latest same-sex marriage supporter to appear in an ongoing Web video campaign pushing for legalization of gay nuptials in Maryland.

By John Wagner  |  04:25 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland same-sex marriage, Maryland gay marriage

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 02/01/2012

O’Malley’s State of the State speech to set ambitious agenda on tax increases, gay marriage

Gov. Martin O’Malley will attempt to sell Maryland lawmakers on several tax increases during his sixth State of the State address today.

By John Wagner  |  10:19 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland budget, Maryland, Maryland taxes, Maryland gay marriage

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Md. counties ‘hope’ for school funds in Annapolis

County school officials appealed to the governor, comptroller and treasurer for money to fund school construction projects.

By Greg Masters  |  04:22 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland Politics | Tags:  Maryland Politics

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Prince George’s lawmakers want to force convicted felons from public office sooner

A bill introduced by two Prince George’s lawmakers aims to plug a loophole that has allowed convicted felons to stay in office until they go to jail.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  03:05 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Post Now | Tags:  miranda spivack, leslie johnson, jolene ivey, maryland constitution, maryland general assembly

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/24/2011

Prince George's exec to attend State of the Union

Prince George's County's new exec Rushern L. Baker III will be among the guests in the House visitors' gallery Tuesday night at President Obama's State of the Union Address.

By Miranda Spivack  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, baker, cardin, obama