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 — The O'Malley administration said yesterday that Maryland would implement the federal Real ID Act by 2010 and require all drivers to prove they are U.S. citizens.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The approval rating for Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, dropped to 35 percent after the special General Assembly session in November. And the majority of voters think the tax package passed during the session, called by Mr. O'Malley, is unfair, according to a statewide poll by the Baltimore Sun.
RICHMOND (AP) — Opponents of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority yesterday asked the Virginia Supreme Court to bar the panel from levying taxes and issuing bonds for regional road projects because voters haven't directly elected its governing board.
RICHMOND (AP) — Money is usually the key issue in the 60-day General Assembly sessions in years that end in an even number.
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.
Alexandria city officials who have refused to consider cost-cutting moves to restrict services to illegal aliens now are considering a tax increase to fund transportation projects.
ANNAPOLIS — A low-level state employee is to blame for a disparity in state records that has led to a lawsuit seeking to invalidate billions of dollars in tax increases passed in the recent special General Assembly session, spokeswomen for the Democrat-controlled Assembly said yesterday.
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.