Maryland senate

Dutch Ruppersberger Will Not Run For SenateA campaign spokeswoman for Maryland Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger says he will not run for Senate.
Mandatory Minimum Sentences Waiver Passes SenateMaryland senators are supporting a bill that gives judges more discretion when sentencing certain drug offenders.
Senate Passes Disclosure Bill for Inauguration DonorsThe Maryland General Assembly has passed a measure to require private donations for inaugural festivities for the governor to be publicly disclosed.
'Compromise' Bill Approved, Legalizing Some ParaphernaliaA bill to decriminalize drug paraphernalia is headed back to the House chamber after getting support from the Senate.
Senate: Life Without Parole Bill Needs More WorkA Maryland bill that would put prison sentences of life without parole in the hands of judges needs more time for consideration, lawmakers said.
Md. Lawmakers Try Late Push on Bail Attorney SolutionSenate President Thomas V. Mike Miller is urging lawmakers to find a way to ease or stop the impact of a court ruling that requires poor defendants in criminal cases to have a lawyer at an initial bail review hearing.
Maryland Senate Panel Approves Charter School MeasureA Maryland Senate panel has approved a bill proposed by Gov. Larry Hogan to ease some restrictions that supporters say have made it harder for charter schools to grow in the state.
Maryland Senate Passes 3 Bills Aimed at Helping BusinessThe Maryland Senate has passed three measures aimed at improving the state's business climate.
Md. Senate Panel Acts on Governor's Tax Relief ProposalsA Maryland Senate panel has voted for some rolled back versions of Gov. Larry Hogan's tax relief proposals, while rejecting others.
Charter School Bill Likely to Get Committee Vote This WeekA Senate committee is likely to vote this week on what direction the Maryland charter school law should go in the future.
Md. Senate Passes Sales Tax Bill for 3rd-Party Travel SitesThe Maryland Senate has voted to make third-party travel websites pay all of the state's sales tax, because bill supporters say they currently are getting around paying the full amount.
Md. Senate Votes to Raise Judges' Mandatory Retirement AgeThe Maryland Senate has voted to raise the mandatory retirement age of judges from 70 to 73.