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The Maryland Senate voted Thursday to approve Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun-control legislation, clearing the bill's biggest hurdle and sending it to the House where its passage would make Maryland's gun laws among the strictest in the nation.
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.
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Friday underscored the need for new licensing requirements for handguns, while a leading Maryland lawmaker recommended the provision in a comprehensive gun-control measure be considered separately due to the potential for considerable opposition.
Banning assault weapons, repealing capital punishment and laying the groundwork to develop offshore wind received strong endorsements by Maryland’s top leaders, who were confident that they would pass this year as lawmakers convened Wednesday for the first day of the legislative session.
November sales were 1 percent lower than last November in the Washington metro area. It was the first time all year that sales fell behind last year's pace. Still, total sales for the first 11 months of 2012 were up 5 percent compared with last year.
A Maryland delegate has been suspended from office following her plea agreement on two sets of criminal charges, but her lawyers say they think she could be reinstated in time for the General Assembly's next session in January.
Damaging storms that spawned tornadoes in New York, darkened tens of thousands of homes in the Washington area and flooded New England streets turned a normal day of rest into a day of cleaning up for many East Coast residents on Sunday.
An Odenton man was killed and nearly a dozen people were injured when a car crashed into a Maryland Transit Administration bus and burst into flames, police said.
A witness to a boat collision told police a boat operated by a lawmaker was "flying" at "what seemed like full throttle" before a collision that injured seven people.
Maryland's House Republican leaders said Friday they are troubled by the boating accident involving Republican Delegate Don H. Dwyer Jr., who has admitted he had been drinking while operating a motorboat before a collision that hospitalized six people, including the delegate.
Say what you will about the views of a few dozen young people who promoted gun ownership and decried strict firearms laws in the District on Friday.
The General Assembly passed legislation Tuesday night to expand gambling in the state, setting up a November referendum that will determine the proposal's ultimate fate.
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.
Maryland House lawmakers appear ready to make drastic changes to a gambling expansion bill that the Senate passed last week, but Democratic House leaders still don't know whether they will have enough votes.
A spokeswoman for House Speaker Michael E. Busch, Anne Arundel Democrat, said Tuesday that the speaker is in talks with the state attorney general to determine their course of action.
She said crews would be working around the clock to get the electricity back on at customers' homes.