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Senate votes to limit use of student testing data

Maryland senators say the state should wait to use student testing data to make decisions on teachers' jobs until the Common Core standards are solidly established.

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 03:44pm EDT

Tags: Common Core Standards, Maryland General Assembly

Jake's Law would toughen Md. cellphone driving laws

Using a handheld cell phone while driving is risky. And there's a move to toughen the penalties for drivers who cause serious crashes while using one.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 07:53am EDT

Tags: Susan Yum, Luke Clippinger, distracted driving, Maryland General Assembly

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Bills to help microbreweries passes House

The Maryland House of Delegates wants to make it easier to get a microbrewed beer in Montgomery County.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 03:52pm EDT

Tags: Maryland General Assembly, microbrewery, Beer

Senator: Let judges order treatment for marijuana

Sen. Christopher Shank wants to make sure judges can still order treatment for persistent marijuana users if Maryland decriminalizes the drug.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 03:42pm EDT

Tags: marijuana, Maryland General Assembly

Md. bill would require reporting of dead bodies

Two Republican state lawmakers from Washington County want to make it crime not to report a dead body or death.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 01:52pm EST

Tags: Washington County, Maryland General Assembly

Delegate introduces two bills to temper smart meters

Maryland regulators say you can opt out of accepting your utilities' smart meters, but do you have to pay for it?

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 10:03am EST

Tags: smart meters, Maryland General Assembly, Kate Ryan, Glenn Glass, electricity

Expert: Md. minimum wage increase would increase local cost of living

While raising the minimum wage in Maryland could mean more money for workers, the move could cause some major concerns including an increase in the cost of living in the Old Line State, according to an expert.

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 08:49am EST

Tags: Stephen Fuller, Maryland General Assembly, minimum wage increase, minimum wage, Sarah Beth Hensley

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Annapolis police chief relies on urban myth to argue against pot bills

Annapolis' police chief relied on a satirical news story for the basis of his testimony against legalizing marijuana at the Maryland Capitol Tuesday.

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 12:27pm EST

Tags: Michael Pristoop, Annapolis Police Department, Annapolis, Md., Maryland General Assembly, pot legalization

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