ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Members of the Maryland House of Delegates have passed a bill they voted down late last week.
In an 82-58 vote, the delegates reconsidered and approved legislation that adds a Maryland court filing surcharge to support judiciary technology projects.
Baltimore City Democratic Del. Luke Clippinger made the motion for the reconsideration. He said a number of people in the Democratic caucus were able to get more information on what the bill did and its impact on the judiciary's budget.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Senate committee has voted to gut legislation implementing former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's phosphorous management plans, in favor of an amendment that establishes just two deadlines for meeting pollution management.
In a 7-4 vote down party lines, the committee voted in favor of an amendment to Sen. Paul Pinsky's bill, which recommended ways to address high levels of phosphorous pollution in the Chesapeake Bay that are caused by excess fertilizer on Eastern Shore farms.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The fight for control of the Virginia state Senate is shaping up to be a big dollar affair as Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he's making it a top priority for his party to retake control of the upper chamber.
Only a handful of races are expected to be competitive in this fall's elections with much of the attention focused on a Democratic-leaning district in the Richmond area that's home to retiring Republican Sen. John Watkins.
Democrats lost control of the Senate last summer with the surprise resignation of a former Democratic Sen. Phil Puckett.