February 21, 2012
Sen. James Brochin says spent nine months driving through a section of the Baltimore Beltway in his Towson district with a speed camera in a work zone that had no workers. He’s sponsoring a bill to require that cameras be used only when workers are present.
With a 7-4 vote, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Tuesday afternoon sent the bill allowing same-sex marriage to the full Senate, setting the stage for its full passage by the end of the week. [...more]
Senate leaders are trying to find $500 million in tax hikes as alternatives to those proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley to avoid a “doomsday” budget with $1 billion in spending cuts, Senate President Mike Miller told reporters Tuesday. [...more]
Republicans are again trying to curb public benefits for illegal immigrants, as they have repeatedly in past years, against the continued opposition of social service groups. [...more]
The House Judiciary Committee had a hearing a bill (HB350) that would lower the punishment for having small amounts of marijuana. Audio reporter Duane Keenan talked to its sponsor, Del. Luke Clippinger, about the impact of the bill. [...more]
Same-sex marriage bill to be considered by Senate committee today; Catholics in Annapolis in time to lobby against it; Cardin endorsed by ministers and Jacobs endorsed by Harris; gas tax could cost $400 per household; costs of ending coal tax incentives; Anne Arundel legislators oppose proposed National Harbor casino. [...more]