Defendants get lawyers at bail hearings in Maryland
July 1, 2014
In the aftermath of an eight-year court battle, a major change in the way Maryland's justice system operates finally boiled down Tuesday to one simple question."Would you like to have a court-appointed attorney?"
Gansler says he supports Brown as nominee for governor
June 30, 2014
Days after Maryland's bitter Democratic primary ended, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said Friday that he has no hesitation about supporting Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, his former rival and now the party's nominee for governor.
Anti-incumbent push by Montgomery labor unions comes up short
June 26, 2014
Angry about recession-era cuts and legislative setbacks, the unions representing Montgomery police, fire and non-uniformed employees tried to exact some payback from the County Council and County Executive Isiah Leggett on Primary Day.
Brown takes 20 of 24 jurisdictions on road to landslide
June 25, 2014
Anthony G. Brown claimed victories in 20 of Maryland's 24 jurisdictions in the Democratic primary, but rivals Douglas F. Gansler and Heather R. Mizeur can each point to some small consolations.
Frederick deputies learn how to interact with disabled
February 11, 2014
Ethan Saylor's name was not on the curriculum. But it was clear his death was the reason two dozen Frederick County deputies were sitting in a classroom Tuesday, learning how best to interact with people with intellectual disabilities.
Brown calls marijuana laws 'costly, ineffective and biased'
February 10, 2014
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, a leading Democratic candidate for governor, on Monday called the state's marijuana laws "costly, ineffective and racially biased" in a letter in which he outlined his reasons for supporting decriminalization of small amounts of the drug.
Brown likes Mizeur's pot decriminalization bill
February 10, 2014
Introducing a note of civility into an increasingly hard-hitting race for governor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown wrote to one of his Democratic rivals expressing approval of her legislation to decriminalize possession of marijuana.
Mizeur's crime plan calls for shift from incarceration to prevention
February 5, 2014
Maryland Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Heather R. Mizeur on Wednesday plans to release a far-reaching crime plan that calls for ending mandatory minimum prison sentences, replacing juvenile detention centers with community-based treatment programs and making it far easier for people with criminal convictions to shield them from future employers.
D.C. police get pay raise for first time in six years
February 4, 2014
Breaking a bitter six-year impasse between the District and the city police union that kept more than 3,500 sworn members from getting annual raises, an arbitrator has ruled in favor of the city granting a pay increase but rejecting the union's request that it be made fully retroactive.
Senator Seeks Answers On Medevac Helicopter Roll-Out
February 4, 2014
A key state senator has sent a letter to the Maryland State Police seeking details about the roll out of the new AW-139 medevac helicopters amid concerns over rising costs and delays.
Judge's ruling favors officers in Badger Guns suit
January 30, 2014
Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Jeffrey Conen ruled Thursday in favor of two Milwaukee police officers in their lawsuit against former local gun dealers and their owners, clearing the way for a three-week trial in September.
Analyst disects Maryland budget
January 20, 2014
Picking apart Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed fiscal 2015 budget, the legislature's chief fiscal analyst told lawmakers Monday that the administration relied on "familiar budget balancing strategies" to make the numbers work.