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    Here's how members of the Maryland Senate voted Saturday on increasing the minimum wage. The vote was 34-13 to approve the increase. A majority of 24 was needed.

  • Here's how Md. House members voted on minimum wage

    Here's how members of the Maryland House of Delegates voted to phase in a minimum wage increase from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 over three years. The vote was 89-46. A vote of 71 was needed.

  • Md. House reprimands lawmaker for attempt to alter bill

    The Maryland House of Delegates voted 127-3 on Tuesday to reprimand a lawmaker for trying to change legislation in a way that would have helped him get his suspended real estate license back.

  • **FILE** Workers put the finishing touches on slot machines at Hollywood Casino, in Perryville, Md. (Associated Press)

    Md. gambling bill far from a sure bet as progress stalls

    Democratic House of Delegates leaders spent hours at a time Monday huddled in closed-door meetings working to finalize changes to a bill to expand gambling in the state, ending the day with little progress toward legislation that could get enough votes to pass the body.

  • Gaming hike in Maryland gets initial go-ahead

    A Maryland state Senate committee gave bipartisan approval Thursday to Gov. Martin O'Malley's bill that would start the process to expand gambling in the state as the General Assembly opened its special session.

  • Work group must complete P.G. casino study by late June

    A new state commission charged with crafting a bill to expand gambling in Maryland will have to overcome a short time frame and skepticism from House lawmakers.

  • Delegate A. Wade Kach (left), Baltimore County Republican, threw his support behind the same-sex marriage bill on Thursday. He's shown with Delegates Ariana B. Kelly and Nathaniel T. Oaks, both Democrats. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Maryland same-sex marriage bill heading for vote

    The House of Delegates is poised to decide as early as Friday the future of same-sex marriage in Maryland, with some of the final, crucial votes to support the measure coming from once-undecided lawmakers who now say they want the issue put in the hands of voters.

  • Democratic Delegates Bonnie L. Cullison (left), of Montgomery County, and Jill P. Carter, of Baltimore, exult after a bill to legalize same-sex marriage jointly passed two Maryland House committees Tuesday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Maryland House panels OK gay marriage

    Two House panels on Tuesday passed Gov. Martin O'Malley's same-sex marriage bill, sending it to the chamber floor with help from Maryland's first Republican delegate to speak in favor of the legislation.

  • Donna Edwards, who ousted eight-term incumbent Rep. Albert R. Wynn in the 4th Congressional District, greeted supporter Theodore Lewis of Germantown outside Lake Seneca Elementary School Tuesday. (Katie Falkenberg/The Washington Times)

    Anne Arundel seen as pivitol in Md.'s reworked 4th congressional district

    Anne Arundel County could play a pivotal role in the newly aligned 4th Congressional District race, though no candidate from there has officially entered the race.

  • Greg Sepper starts cleaning up in front of his home on Cameron Mews in Alexandria's Old Town area on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. After Hurricane Isabel in 2002, the spot where he is standing was under about 13 feet of water. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Irene goes easy on Washington area

    Powerful and deadly Hurricane Irene swept through the region early Sunday, downing hundreds of trees and knocking out power, but largely sparing area residents from widespread destruction.

  • Foes of gay marriage stall Maryland bill's momentum

    When the Maryland Senate voted last month with little debate to legalize same-sex marriage, the issue went from one never strongly considered in the General Assembly to one whose time appeared to have arrived.

  • House votes to ban 'hard' Bay shoreline

    ANNAPOLIS (AP) — Waterfront property owners in Maryland would be banned in most cases from installing immovable shorelines that scientists say are bad for the environment, under a bill state lawmakers approved over the weekend.

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