WYPR's Fraser Smith and Andy Green of the Baltimore Sun talk about the end of the 2014 General Assembly session and what Governor O'Malley's eight years in office reveal about his skills and style as a leader.
General Assembly Wraps Up Session With A Little Drama
Maryland’s General Assembly had finished most of the heavy lifting—the budget, two marijuana bills and an increase in the minimum wage—before the last day of session. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t some drama at the end last night.
Lawmakers Weigh Response To Appeals Court Bail Decision
One of the thorniest issues members of the General Assembly have had to deal with this session is fielding a response to a controversial decision handed down by the Maryland Court of Appeals. With just hours left before the session, lawmakers have responded with a handful of smaller measures they think will satisfy the court. But the ruling has also spurred a debate about what can be done to reform Maryland’s bail system.