Maryland to Weigh Requiring Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Schools

A Maryland lawmaker wants to require the use of carbon monoxide detectors in all public schools following two leaks of the harmful gas in a Baltimore school last February

Eastern Shore Delegation Speaks Passionately Against PlanMaryland

Eastern Shore delegates told a state official Friday that Gov. Martin O’Malley’s PlanMaryland, which seeks to control sprawl, amounts to centralized planning and will restrict the private property rights of rural residents.

Maryland Claims Top Schools for Fourth Year in National Survey

The Maryland Public School System finished first in the nation for the fourth consecutive year in a national survey. Gov. Martin O’Malley delivered the keynote speech upon its release.

Gov. O’Malley Considers Tax Hikes as General Assembly Opens

Maryland’s 430th General Assembly session convened Wednesday, promising more than a few tough votes in the coming weeks as Gov. Martin O’Malley’s agenda may call for raising the state’s sales or gas taxes.

Fracking Commission to Recommend Making it Easier for Landowners to Sue

A commission tasked with advising Maryland on possible shale gas production supports a change in the law that would make it easier for landowners to bring claims against drillers regarding water contamination and other damages near hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” sites.

For P.G. Bars, New Law Means More Security

County officials hope the new restrictions will help prevent fights outside bars and nightclubs like the ones that led to the closings of the Thirsty Turtle in College Park and Music, Sports & Games in Capitol Heights.

Dream Act Referendum Supporters Intervene in Lawsuit

An Anne Arundel County Court has ruled that can intervene in a lawsuit between proponents of the recently passed Maryland DREAM Act and the Maryland State Board of Elections.

Bay Restoration Fee Increase Proposed to O’Malley Task Force

A governor’s task force on sustainable growth on Tuesday heard a proposal to double and eventually triple Marylanders’ monthly water and sewer fee of $2.50 for Chesapeake Bay restoration. The recommendation would increase the average residential fee from $30 per year to $60 per year starting in the 2013 fiscal year and $90 per year in the 2015 fiscal year.

Tea Party, Others Rally Against Governor’s Redistricting Plan

Tea Party and conservative groups held a rally in Annapolis Tuesday to protest a proposed redistricting plan and possible tax hikes.

Kids Tell Board of Public Works that No AC Makes School Difficult

A group of Baltimore County parents asked the Board of Public Works on Wednesday to deny Baltimore County’s $7 million request for school construction spending, a proposal that included a locker room renovation and stage lighting replacement project, but not the installation of a single air conditioning unit.