In-state college tuition for children of illegal immigrants appears safely headed for passage on the November ballot, according to a new statewide poll. Opinion on the same-sex marriage question is closer yet trending toward approval, but expansion of gambling may have difficulty passing in a tight vote. U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin and President Obama also have comfortable leads among likely voters.Read More
Tag: 2010 General Assembly session
On April 12, 2010, the last day of the Maryland General Assembly, Gov. Martin O’Malley sits down with reporters to answer questions about taxes, budget cuts and the future of the state’s...Read More
The Senate budget committee chairman said he expects the panel to approve the continued payment of the $145,000 salary of the chief of staff for the secretary of Veterans Affairs, despite a staff recommendation to cut the new post that pays 80 percent more than the salary of the secretary himself.Read More
A key House committee might finally vote on giving tax relief to businesses that donate to programs for private schools, its chairwoman says, after shelving the proposal for the past two years.Read More
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and Senate have been exchanging letters – even though they see each other every day. The letters testify to the enduring nature of their mutual disaffection.Read More
Open government advocates are pushing for more General Assembly transparency, in the wake of this week’s decision to put legislative committee votes online.
The Maryland Open Government Act, a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by more than half the delegates and senators, goes much further.
The bill would change the way committees schedule hearings and place their proceedings online. Our report includes video coverage from Thursday.Read More
Republican leaders in both chambers of the General Assembly joined a chorus of lawmakers from both parties asking for easier access to committee meetings and voting records.Read More
MarylandReporter.com announced Wednesday that it has brought on two additional reporters to help cover the 2010 legislative session, bringing the nonprofit news site’s State House team to four members in its first full...Read More
The House of Delegates begins the legislative session today with 89 bills and resolutions ready to be considered. One delegate in the 144-member chamber can take responsibility for nearly 15 percent of them.Read More
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