Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown was 20 percentage points ahead of Attorney General David Gansler in the governor's race as likely voters provided insight to public opinion on Maryland and national politics in a new poll.
Maryland is the fifth most expensive state to live in, but the state falls behind others when it comes to minimum wage, according to advocates who hope the legislature will increase the state minimum wage.
The Maryland Senate gave final approval Thursday to strict gun control legislation. The bill will now go to Gov. Martin O'Malley for his signature.
Following the introduction of a bill in the Senate that would alter the current power structure in Prince George's County's school system, some in the House expressed opposition to it while others believe giving County Executive Rushern L. Baker III more authority may be the way to improve the county's schools.
Sarah Brady, spokeswoman for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and wife of former White House Press Secretary James Brady, called Gov. Martin O'Malley's decision to beef up restrictions of firearm access by the mentally ill "very important."