In First State of the State Address, Hogan Emphasizes Business, Tax Cuts

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan emphasized a business-friendly environment and tax relief during his State of the State address to the General Assembly on Wednesday.

Some Hope New Gas Tax Will Help Fix Deteriorating Bridges

Some hope the new gas tax will help expand repairs for Maryland’s deteriorating bridges, such as the Dover Bridge, which borders Talbot and Caroline counties over the Choptank River.

Gov. O’Malley, Legislature Close 2013 Session With Progressive Victories

Gov. Martin O’Malley and the General Assembly approved new gun control laws, repealed the death penalty, and funded a wind energy project during the 2013 legislative session.

Some Rural Democrats Joining Republicans in Opposition to Gas Tax Plan

Some rural Democrats joining Republicans in opposition to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gas tax plan.

Sen. President Miller, Republican “Neanderthals,” Spar Over Gas Tax

Republicans call Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr.’s gas tax plan irresponsible. Miller disagrees and compares them to Neanderthals.

Poll Shows Maryland Voters Support Assault Weapons Ban

Maryland voters support an assault weapons ban, strongly oppose a gas tax, and show increasing opposition to the death penalty, according to a new Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. poll.

Death Penalty, Gas and Guns: Md. Legislature 2013

Gun control, the death penalty, transportation and the environment are expected to be top issues in this year’s legislative session.

Budget, Major Initiatives Being Debated as Legislative Session Enters Final Weekend

Legislation on the budget, a teacher pension shift, casino gambling, wind farming and transportation infrastructure funding all were in limbo Friday, as the General Assembly prepared to wrap up for 2012.

O’Malley Still Pushing For Transportation Funding

Gov. Martin O’Malley continues to push for ways to raise much-needed revenue for transportation infrastructure projects. On Wednesday, O’Malley again suggested that adding a penny to the general state sales tax could be a more viable solution than the 6 percent gas tax.

Gingrich Targets Gas Tax Increase During Maryland Visit

One week before the state’s primary elections, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich criticized Maryland lawmakers considering a statewide gas tax increase during a visit to Annapolis Tuesday morning.