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.