Maryland's growing population and changing demographics will have a major impact on new congressional and state legislative maps to be drawn in coming months, an advisory committee picked by Gov. Martin OMalley said Wednesday.
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Although the media are reporting falling home prices caused by a U.S. housing market that continues to struggle, readers of this column know the Washington market is quite different.
Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, throughout his tenure has spoken of "One Maryland," in which lawmakers and residents work across party and jurisdictional lines to accomplish common goals.
Maryland delegates chose to cut loose late Monday night with just minutes remaining in their 90-day legislative session.
Maryland House of Delegates leaders are opening the gay marriage debate with a warning: any changes could kill the measure this year.
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.
Opponents of a Maryland same-sex marriage bill are preparing for its passage in the General Assembly by directing their efforts to a referendum that would delay implementation of the measure until December 2012 at the earliest.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller says a proposal to raise about $200 million by raising taxes on alcohol in Maryland is "insanity personified."