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William C. Smith Jr.

By Sen. William C. Smith Jr. The writer, a Democrat, represents Montgomery County District 20 in the Maryland Senate. He is chair of the…

After a House panel advanced a rental relief proposal with significant restrictions Tuesday night, fair housing advocates turned to the state Senate in a…

Del. Brooke E. Lierman (D-Baltimore City) announced Thursday that she plans to run for state comptroller in 2022 – an office she hopes to…

Republicans penned a letter to Senate President Bill Ferguson (D-Baltimore City) on Monday, requesting that he cancel the multi-day police reform bill hearings scheduled…

Despite dozens of protests that have drawn large, diverse crowds across the state, a Maryland lawmaker’s effort to generate support for a special session,…

Threats to halt work on the Purple Line over a contract dispute are stirring fears among elected officials, residents and business owners in Montgomery…

The Maryland Senate on Tuesday passed a series of bills aimed at fighting crime in the state, including priorities of Republican Gov. Lawrence J….

For the seventh consecutive year, lawmakers and grass-roots organizations are trying to pass a resolution that would enable Maryland to call on Congress to…

Democratic lawmakers pressed for a stronger government response to the public safety crisis gripping the state’s largest city on Tuesday, offering a package of…

With the 2020 General Assembly session now less than a month away and the holidays just around the corner, presumptive Senate President Bill Ferguson…