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Topic - David R. Brinkley
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.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray doesn't speak Chinese. Not a big deal, but it made for some good times on a trip to the Far East earlier this year.
Maryland state Sen. David R. Brinkley probably won't topple incumbent Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett in Tuesday's Republican congressional primary, but his campaign sure is going down swinging.
When Maryland leaders redrew the state's congressional map last year to give Democrats a better shot at winning the long-conservative 6th District, observers predicted it would yield the state's most competitive race of the 2012 election season.
The Republican Caucus for the Maryland House on Tuesday unanimously re-elected Minority Leader Anthony O'Donnell and Minority Whip Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio.
Maryland state Sen. David R. Brinkley threw down the gauntlet Wednesday, announcing his campaign for Congress and calling on expected Republican primary opponent Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett to "pass the baton."
The price of cigars in Maryland could go up soon if one of the state's most prominent health advocates has his way.
Maryland's redistricting committee began a 12-stop listening tour during the weekend in Western Maryland - an expected battleground in the state's redrawing of congressional and state legislative boundaries.
The Maryland Senate voted Wednesday to approve an increase in the state's alcohol sales tax, despite concern by some legislators that it could hurt small businesses and disproportionately fund some counties while neglecting others.
ANNAPOLIS (AP) — Maryland's Senate gave final approval yesterday to a state budget with roughly $390 million in cuts and spending transfers, and the House approved cuts to its budget measure with an eye toward leaving a bigger budget balance in case the economy worsens.
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers yesterday proposed that counties help pay teachers' retirement costs to reduce state spending.
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O'Malley yesterday introduced his $31.5 billion budget for Maryland in fiscal 2009, which includes increased spending on the environment, community colleges and public safety.
ANNAPOLIS (AP) — Work on long-term energy plans after deregulation will be a major focus of the upcoming session of the General Assembly, but it is still not clear exactly what lawmakers will do in response to complex generation and transmission dilemmas in the future.
ANNAPOLIS (AP) — Saying Maryland can't wait to try to address global warming, state lawmakers predict that a menu of environmental proposals could dominate this year's session.
ANNAPOLIS — A Carroll County judge is expected to hear arguments today on a lawsuit filed by Maryland Republicans to invalidate the special General Assembly session and block the tax increases signed into law last month.