Crime

Justice Reinvestment Bill Expected to Return to Senate Wednesday

Concerns over amendments that would limit the scope and effect of the legislation delayed a vote on the bill earlier this week.

Gun Rights and Gun Control Activists and Rally in Annapolis

Dueling sides in the gun control battle squared off in front of the State House Wednesday.

Battle Continues to End Distracted Driving

The Maryland State Police say that while the number of driving deaths–including those caused by distracted driving like texting–is down, the battle continues to eliminate the problem of distracted driving because the price is still much too high.

Despite Significant Support, Bill on Parental Rights After Rape May Stall

A bill that would terminate rapists’ parental rights may be blocked for the seventh time despite a sizable showing of bipartisan support from a majority of lawmakers in both state chambers.

Maryland felons now able to vote

Former felons step up to register to vote as the state’s new voting restoration law takes effect.

Metro Chief Pledges Changes, But Report Shows System Still Faltering

Metro riders may soon see fewer delays, fewer accidents and incidents and more police in stations. Those are the goals of the new head of the troubled, 40-year-old rail system, but he’s facing huge challenges, as a Metro report released Thursday vividly illustrated.

Expungement Legislation Would Remove Barriers to Employment, Reentry, Supporters Say

A Baltimore woman says she can’t find a job because she served time in prison. A set of Maryland legislation would work to change that.

Bill Would Increase Marriage Age in Maryland

Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary is pushing legislation to increase the minimum marriage age to 18 in Maryland.

POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY: Legislators hear testimony about law enforcement rights

The House Judiciary Committee considers more than two dozen bills to increase police accountability.

IGNITION INTERLOCKS: HEARING ON NOAH’S LAW

Police officers from around the state testified in favor of Noah’s Law at today’s hearing in Annapolis. Noah’s Law requires ignition interlocks for all motorists convicted of drunk driving.