Anne Arundel County police officer shot

April 11, 2015

The suspect who allegedly shot and critically injured an Anne Arundel County Police Officer Friday morning has been taken into custody, according to Anne Arundel County Police. Read More...

Carozza amendment outlaws smoking pot in public

April 2, 2015

Maryland may have decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana, but the state hasn't yet outlawed smoking in public. A Lower Eastern Shore legislator wants that to change. Read More...

Miller lectures committee on hard work, finding solution on bail

April 2, 2015

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller delivered a stinging lecture to the Judicial Proceedings Committee Friday, telling its members to "work your ass off" and find a solution to the thorny issue of bail reform. Read More...

Court upholds cap on damages in police brutality case

March 30, 2015

Maryland's Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a cap on monetary awards in lawsuits against local governments, turning back an effort to collect $11.5 million awarded to the family of a Prince George's County man fatally shot by police. Read More...

Hogan to seek $8.2 million for State Police expansion

March 26, 2015

Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he will ask the General Assembly to put an additional $8.2 million in next year's budget to let the Maryland State Police hire 100 additional troopers and reopen the long-closed barrack in Annapolis. Read More...

Appeals court will hear challenge to Md. assault weapons ban

March 25, 2015

Attorneys for the state of Maryland squared off with gun rights advocates in federal appeals court Wednesday over the constitutionality of Maryland's 2013 ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Read More...

House votes to drop mandatory terms for 2nd-time drug dealers

March 23, 2015

The House of Delegates voted Monday night to drop the state's 10-year mandatory term for a second conviction for dealing drugs, deciding to give trial judges the discretion to set the sentence. Read More...

House bill excludes pot as a parole violation

March 23, 2015

People on parole or probation in Maryland who use or possess small amounts of marijuana would no longer be in violation of their sentences under a bill that was narrowly approved by the House of Delegates on Monday. Read More...

Voting rights for ex-felons takes step forward in MD Senate

March 13, 2015

A bill is moving forward in Maryland's General Assembly that would restore an ex-felon's voting rights while he is on parole or probation. Read More...

'Second chance' bill moves ahead in Senate

March 11, 2015

The Senate moved Wednesday to give Marylanders convicted of some minor offenses an opportunity to have their criminal record shielded from public view. Read More...

House passes bill limiting police seizures of property

March 11, 2015

The House of Delegates ultimately passed a bill to change requirements for police property seizures, with fierce debate about whether the bill was helping "the small people" of Maryland, or handing drug dealers another tool in their belt. Read More...

Prince George's police officer dies after crashing cruiser

March 7, 2015

Police say 26-year-old Officer Brennan Rabain lost control of his car while he was trying to make a traffic stop around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The car ran off the road and crashed into a wooden fence. Read More...

Restrictions proposed to limit police ability to seize property

February 23, 2015

The chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee is sponsoring a bill that will prevent police officers from confiscating property without having proof that the owner was involved in drug law violations. Read More...

Bill would remove tax on seniors, disbaled

February 20, 2015

Gov. Larry Hogan has sent legislation to curb income taxes on the pensions of retired military, police, firefighters and first responders to the General Assembly. But some Carroll County legislators have supported legislation that would provide blanket tax relief to those 65 years and older, and the totally disabled. Read More...

Hogan appoints Pallozzi as head of MSP

February 17, 2015

The Maryland State Retirement System suffers from chronic underfunding—facing an actuarial shortfall for existing participants of $19.6 billion as of July 1, 2014. Fixing the shortfall will require decades of contributions' discipline even while major demographic impediments and a clear risk of economic downturns (during the next 25 years) loom. Read More...

State pension obligations threaten Hogan's fiscal plans

February 16, 2015

Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Tuesday nominated William M. Pallozzi as the next superintendent of the Maryland State Police, tapping a 25-year veteran of the force who has risen through the ranks. Read More...

GA bill would regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol

February 13, 2015

Del. Curt Anderson (D-Baltimore City) and Sen. Jamie Raskin (D-Montgomery County) introduced companion bills in the House and Senate aimed at taxing and regulating marijuana similarly to alcohol. Read More...

Hogan agrees state employees deserve a pay hike, but...

February 11, 2015

State employees and legislators protesting the lack of cost-of-living raises in next year's budget found an unusual supporter Tuesday — Gov. Larry Hogan, who provided no pay raises in his fiscal 2016 budget. Read More...

Officer Craig Chandler's funeral arrangements announced

January 14, 2015

Funeral arrangements for Baltimore Police officer Craig Chandler have been finalized, according to a release provided by a department spokesman. Read More...

Baltimore officer dies of injuries from November crash

January 11, 2015

Baltimore police officer Craig Chandler has died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash during a pursuit Nov. 23, the Police Department said Saturday evening. Read More...