Nonviolent offenders in Maryland will be able to cut their time under the supervision of a probation or parole officer with good behavior, as the state joins several others that have adopted the policy as a way to cut administrative costs.
The Maryland Senate voted Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage, making Maryland the eighth state along with the District of Columbia to approve such legislation.
State Sen. Robert J. Garagiola, Montgomery Democrat, has taken an official first step toward unseating GOP Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett in the state's newly configured 6th District, and on Thursday criticized the 85-year-old incumbent for not being more responsive to constituents.
Maryland legislators were warned Wednesday that upcoming Capitol Hill budget negotiations could result in less federal transportation money, which would force them to offset the losses through state-level cuts, layoffs or tax increases.
Prison guards at a Western Maryland correctional facility say a union boss berated and tried to intimidate them after they raised questions at a pre-shift meeting about how their fees are spent and the benefits of belonging to a union.
OCEAN CITY — An alternative budget proposal released this week was the first in a series of counter campaigns on issues that will include public safety, the environment and economic development, state Republican leaders say.
ANNAPOLIS (AP) — Maryland House Republicans yesterday announced a budget proposal to address the state's $1.5 billion budget deficit that calls for legalizing slot machines and cutting the rate of growth in spending instead of increasing taxes.