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.
Former Northern Virginia lawmaker Jeannemarie Devolites Davis will explore a bid for lieutenant governor in 2013, adding another candidate to an already-crowded GOP field.
Local Maryland legislators earned the highest scores in the state on the Maryland League of Conservation Voters' annual environmental scorecard.
The chances of Maryland lawmakers spending next week in a special session shrank more on Thursday, as Gov. Martin O'Malley continued to focus his attention on the weather and fellow legislators remained as much in the dark about plans as some of their constituents did in their homes.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has found himself on the opposite side of advocacy groups spanning the political spectrum after vetoing a bill that would allow abused or neglected children living with a relative to enroll in the school district where the relative lives.
The Senate voted Tuesday to approve a pair of budget bills that would bolster state revenues by raising income taxes and shifting pension costs.
The U.S. Department of Justice has signed off on Virginia's congressional redistricting plan passed earlier this year by the General Assembly after a months-long standoff in 2011 and multiple legal challenges.
The Maryland House of Delegates appears ready to pass a bill that would give prison inmates time off their sentences for earning high-school diplomas and other degrees, despite complaints from Republicans and some Democrats that the measure extends an undeserved privilege to some of the state's worst criminals.
With the Republican National Convention less than six months away, candidates vying for the GOP nod are starting to give thought to possible running mates. In discussions of how best to achieve geographic and ideological balance on a ticket, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's name frequently pops up. Based on his recent actions, it shouldn't.